Scents of raspberian cherries flow out of the decanter. They mingle with spice, wet stone, seaweed and a hint of meat. So yes, this is on it's way into the drinking window. It's very classy and elegant with the red fruit, a mild signature garrigue and a very serious minerality. It has some power too and finishes with a twist of licorice and kubebe pepper. Served at around 15 degrees Celsius there is no heat, just warmth. This is beautiful with food, but even better with some serious pecorino for after.
Drinking much now than it did a year ago but still quite primary. New world styled but still retaining the essence of CdP. Med to full bodied with lots of red cherry and anise and abit of white pepper and garrigue on the finish. A fairly basic CdP but a very pleasant bottle of wine and a good qpr for CdP. This was much better on days 2 and 3. Even after a couple of hours in the decanter on day 1 it was unpleasantly grapey.
Consumed over 2 days, note from day 2. Nose: Cranberry, blueberry, sour cherry, garrigue, crushed rock, and brush. Palate: Very nice mouth feel, spice, minerals, dark fruit there but overpowered by minerals and spice - black pepper and Asian spice, tannic grip in back-end. Finish: Subtle, but lengthy, dominated by garrigue and tart dark fruit. This actually seemed smoother on day 1, seemed heavier and more tart on day 2.
I like this. The nose is not very giving beyond saying "syrah, syrah", but there is some black fruits there too. The palate is very sensual and luscious. Big round Parkeresque. Nice young CDP, I can see it getting nobler with age.
PS: Decant two hours. PPS: Get the 2007 St. Cosme Deux Albion CDR and save a lot of money...
A nice fairly simple cdp. Bright red fruit on opening that transitioned into dark fruit after several hours. Some garrigue, leather and abit of white pepper with some soft tannins on the finish. Not alot of depth but an enjoyable young wine.
One of my first few 07 CDP's. Red and black fruit with sasafras and licorice and some chalky tannins on the finish. The length of the finish varied from abit clipped when cool to abit longer when at room temp. This wine picked up a little more depth on the second day but overall was alittle on the simple side. Although fairly young tasting, this was an enjoyable bottle of wine.
Tasted among some much higher caliber company tonight and this more than held its own. Very open for business right now although lacking the secondary flavors that its higher tiered siblings do. Pure in flavor, ripe but totally balanced. Finishes long. I'm a big fan of this producer.
High quality juice. Dark purple in color. Robust nose. Layers and layers of flavor on the palate. Plum, spice, smoke, earth and black fruits. Great texture and long on the finish. Very compelling for a base cuvee.
Mostly green vegetables on nose. White pepper, big tannins, syrup, sweet cherries on palate. Very smooth finish. Did not show the heat like the Janasse CdP and had better balance. Drinks very good now. Better pop n pour than the Janasse and got too weak after an overnight decant.