Nota de lembrança, degustado ontem no jantar.. Cor rubi médio escuro. Aromas deliciosos após uma aeração de 30 min. frutas negras e vermelhas e um fundo mineral suave e marcante, complexidade acima da média para um CDR. Na boca tem médio corpo, bom equilibrio e sabor bastante agradável. Um Cotes du Rhone de primeira. Rasteau é de fato uma das melhores vilas cdr. A meu ver deve ser bebido agora, creio que decairá daqui pra frente.
Decanted for 30 minutes, served at room temperature. Color: Medium Purple. Nose: Green Pepper, Black Cherry, Ginger, Plum, Raisin, Clove, Syrup. Palate: see nose. Finish: Medium. Tannins: Medium. Alcohol: 14 % showing a little. Full bodied mouthfeel with initial juicy dark fruit. Mid-palate turns into a seductive mixture of baking spices and syrup. Finishes warm with plummy and floral notes. Extremely complex and fascinating wine especially considering the price range. A wonderful surprise at €14. 90-91 points.
Poured into a decanter c. 1,5h before serving. Fairly muted nose consisting mostly of dark cherry, with a hint of alcohol. On the palate the wine is much more giving though. Dark cherry, leather, licorice and spice are all there to be found. Even though the alcohol spikes a bit, overall the stucture is very good with nice acidity, mouth drying but not harsh tannins and longish finish. Drinkability is very good, and especially with red meat this is pretty delicious! I reckon the alcohol is going to calm down with time so will probably get better with short term aging. For 14 € it is a no-brainer to buy more.