Wonderful. Had the last bottle quite a while ago. Now changed into an integrated wine with finesse, charme, elegance and length. Also more structured than the 09, this is still a wine to enjoy on its own. Love the bouquet!
Tasted alongside the 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, this wine was not to be outdone. The super dark color is very promising. There is an exuberant nose of dark fruits, uncooked beef, licorice, cloves, and a nice dose of “sweet gaminess.” Medium bodied and supple in the mouth, the concentrated kirsch flavor mixes with blueberries, stewed tea, dark chocolate and more cloves. The persistence of these flavors is long and robed in sweet tannins. Delicious, complete and stunning. While it may not last as long as the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, this Cuvée Chaupin does not need to: it is simply wonderful in its own right.
Very tight at this stage and a monster on the palate. Decanted for two hours. Only able to get a little floral action and dark fruit. Feels like cement on the palate this is so heavy now. Maybe I'll wait another 5-10 years for my next bottle.
A bunch of CdP on a Saturday Afternoon (Loretta Paganini School fo Cooking): Gets my vote for the biggest wine on the table. I really liked it, but it is not for everyone. The nose has blueberries, black raspberries, black pepper, smoked wood, black licorice and spice. Big and voluptuous. Just thing to start with coming in from the cold. It seems to deep but today it is just a monster and a delicious one at that. Tons of fruit but no heat although I am sure the alcohol is pushing it based on the texture.
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