141222 90 poäng. Piggt för sina 20 bast. Har säkert varit någon poäng roligare för fem tio år sedan. Lättdrucket. FÄRG Klar? Nej, slammig. Färg: Mörk tegellila. Kant: 10 mm mot vattenklar. Intensitet: Medel +. Färgar glaset? Nej. Gardiner: Medel.
good nose after a 3 hour decant. lots of white pepper on the mouth, however, a short finish, maybe time to drink these up. Re tasted this morning. Nose still giving a bouquet of lush fruit. In the mouth, much better than last night, this wine finally opened up. Upgraded from 88 to 94. A real pleasure to taste.
13.5% abv; 41.5% grenache; 33.2% mourvèdre, 24.7% syrah, 0.6% cinsault £30 Very fresh nose, with lots of fruit: red fruits and grapefruit. After a little while, the nose is more figgy, pruney. This is completely different to my last bottle of 1994 Cigare Volant (also here at the Freemasons Arms). Ray says it's like tawny port on the nose, and he's spot on. It's sweet, spirity and figgy. And that all pretty much follows through onto the palate. This is like Beaucastel made by Serge Hochar!
About an hour and a half later, and it's coming together a bit better: there's more plummy fruit on the nose, though there's now a powerful whiff of struck matches and a bit of smoky bacon. In the mouth it feels cleaner and fruitier now, though it's still a bit pruney on the finish, when it's a bit hot too. Not the most impressive of bottles of this, but still enjoyable in a weird way. Good/Very Good.
Plum, blackberry, raspberry, and licorice. I opened this believing it would be past prime. I have owned this bottle since release and it has been stored in good conditions. It was just about perfect. Nice long finish and depth.
Le Cigare Volant vertical: Fruit and spice on the nose. Tastes very young and fresh. Rich body, brambles and clay. Slight garrique notes. Clean finish, medium length with more fruit and herbal notes. Well-balanced and solid wine with slightly rustic edges. Quite tasty.