Pleasantly surprised this wine showed little no heat from this hot vintage. Wine was good but a bit simple given the write-ups I had read. Wine had good balance but was a bit on the thiner side. Secondary flavors provided the wine good but not great complexity. Overall the wine was solid and enjoyable but maybe not up to the standard of its fare.
Very nice wine and not all roasted Some typicity and funk but definitely reflects the ripeness of the vintage Almost a thicker new world texture Very dark and years to go Drank with 2 couples and many bottles so didn't get all the attention I would have preferred Also "augmented" when use started to pour the decanted bottle into Seavey cab of same year before quickly pouring it into the correct bottle Both Seavey and this bottle ended up pleasing the table
What a beautiful wine. Still pretty young based on the colour , but with a gorgeous complex nose full of meat, blood, iodine, tar as well as blackberry and dark plum fruit. Similar on palate, complex, well balanced - smooth tannins, juicy currant and cherry acidity - really nice length and great balance. Fantastic wine drinking absolutely peak.
G6 (Petite Maison): Dark purple in color. Blackberry and raspberry aromatics. Flavors of blackberry, boisenberry, tobacco, blueberry, and raspberry. Nicely integrated cedar and Malaysian hardwood. Well balanced. Nice freshness. Elegant and complex finish.
Dark purple. Interesting and odd nose, not all positive in that a medicinal and almost plastic smell would just not blow past. No obvious flaw, just these weird scents combined with the more classic, nice nose of fruit, broth and flowers. Thinner than expected on the palate, with an almost candied expression. Ok, but no thanks. I have one left of these, will hold it for a number of years in the hope this was just some off stage.
Cinnamon, clove, sandalwood, and some other exotic, unidentifiable but gorgeous aromas. Immensely complex wine that evolves gloriously in the glass. Palate shows more minerality, and structure, than when tasted last year. Highly recommended
G7 (Alex): Intoxicating nose. Dried flowers, blueberries, raspberries, sandalwood, blackberries and boysenberries. Nice depth and concentration of fruit but flirting on the edge of being over the top. Rich, powerful finish. Very new world in style undoubtedly due to the hot vintage. Atypical Côte-Rôtie but a nice wine nonetheless. My favorite of the trio from this producer.