Right from the pop the nose was jumping out with spicy, brambly, dark fruits, the Syrah dominates no doubt. Sticking my nose into the glass for a better sense, there was a hint of alcohol, floral notes from the grenache, and softer red fruits. This is much softer on the palate than the nose indicated, as it was at first quite thin with some ripe blue and red berries. As it breathed over the next few hours, it picked up a bit of weight and chalky tannins, but the spice and fruits also became more prominent, so it stayed balanced. Medium length finish of dried fruits and spices. Make sure you give this 30-60 minutes air or another year or two in the bottle. The quality here is undeniable and in comparison to other CdRs out there, this ranks up with some of the best of them.
Excellent for the price. deep dark berries, the syrah comes out on the nose displaying a hint of pepper and cedar. Wonderful QPR as this would be easily misidentified in a blind tasting as a CDP or Croze. Long finish, wonderful silky mouth feel. This was all from a pop and pour, so the next bottle with be decanted.
Blackish purple core with bright plum rim; sugary sweet and jammy nose of black currant, blackberry, and smoke in the background; ripe, nice tangy berry fruit, almost like compote, good Grenachey finish, some fine tannin but this is very grippy on the back end.
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