Side by side with the Marcoux VV '07, this wine was the better bottle tonight. Ruby with a tinge of caramel, lovely bouquet of raspberries, spices (allspice, cinnamon), violets, vanilla. Ripe but not overripe, alcohol solidly in check, soft tannins, long lifted mineral-inflected finish. A wine that almost seems sculpted. Lovely, balanced.... Superb.
Popped and poured. This is a good medium-red wine with some mild sediment at the very end. The nose is very nice, with notes of ripe kirsch, sage, and sea breeze. The mouth is smooth and rich, with flavors of cherry, raspberry, and other red fruits, all culminating in a sweet finish. Overall, this is quite enjoyable and a nice example of ripe, old-vine Grenache. This CdP is in a good spot right now and should remain there for a year or two. It is better than much of the 04 vintage. 93 points.
Popped and poured. This is a medium ruby wine with some sediment in glass 1, which only increases through the end of the bottle. Decanting is recommended. On the nose, I get very ripe cherry, garrigue, scrubland, and an almost pruney smell. In the mouth, this is a thick wine with a sweet edge, all leading into a long, lingering, ripe cherry finish. Overall, this is a fine example of rich, ripe Grenache, albeit one that tip-toes right to the edge of acceptable ripeness. The intensity throttles back a bit with air. 93 points.
No formal notes.... Drank over the course of three nights - under gas. Very good. Blue and black fruit. Very large - much the monster. Not really able or wanting to drink more than one glass per evening.
Very dark core with color almost to the rim looking very youthful; the nose took 30 minutes to open up but the floral notes and power behind it made this wine quite impressive; dark fruit, ripe and almost roasted but not in a cloying way, tannin is fine grained but you sense the structure, midpalate shows the class amongst even great CDP, this is in a very good place but the balance and power it has in reserve should ensure some graceful aging potential; need to get some more.
Opened and decanted a hour before drinking and consumed over the next 90 min or so. Powerful, ripe aromatics of red, blue and black berry fruit intermixed with savory herbs, crushed stone and grilled fatty game. Quite a iot of ripeness on the palate as well, with a firm mineral backbone hidden behind the fruit. The same savory herb notes come through on the palate as well. Full bodied with a lengthy, mineral driven finish. Delicious now, but will certainly continue to age.
It's nice wine but too young and too heavy at this moment. Classic CNDP, my favorite, I'd love to drink Marcoux V V every vintage as much as I can. I was surprised when I saw it in Paris without Wax-Sealed. Is it has 2 version ? Anyway, 2004 needs to be cellared 3-4 years. Hope it becomes more smooth after 2010.