Been awhile since I opened a bottle as craft beer has been the focus of late, but decided what better way to discuss our pending Paris trip then with a bottle of red to go with triple cream and baguette. Wine was extremely well balanced with a smooth finish.
My last bottle. Again plums, cherries, forest notes, spices on the nose. Hints of smoked meat. On the palate still quite grippy. Good acidity, notes of dark fruit, black pepper, nice tartness and good length. No rush drinking up. 88-90
Dark in colour. Rich and sweet nose: plummy fruit notes, cherries, roasted herbs, smoke. On the palate equally big with red fruits, chocolate, good acidity and a medium, slightly drying and bitter finish. Great with food, this not overly complex wine should keep for a couple of more years. Excellent value, too. 88-90
Color is violet-purple with deep murky color and opaque for the most part. The smells are currants, blackberry, wet stone, black licorice, and dark cherry chocolate. The tastes are tea, stone, spice, cedar, dark cherry, dark chocolate, blackberry, black olive, and hint of pepper. The finish is woody and a little hot while the body is medium feeling and the tannins are dusty. A nice wine and a good value.
Another amazing Rasteau from an amazing vintage, the QPR is definitely in your favour in relation to this wine - Dark, full bodied with a nose of raspberry, plum, spice, blackfruit and vanilla, amazing structure and balance for the long haul, complex, sweet, spicey on the palate with terrific length, awesome (91 Points).