Had this with the Januik Champoux 2008, and both wines were disappointing, with too much sweetness in the fruit, no structure and a fair amount of oak still. Very soft in the mouth, concentrated and a full bodied palate with blackfruits. Both were OK, but were too ripe and didn't have enough acid or structure for me (B+).
Not the equal of the 2008 vintage...indeed, not even close. Still a nice wine though. Heavy, extracted, inky, oaky, high alcohol. But, there's something about the Champoux fruit and terroir that comes through...it's ridiculously charming.
Yesterday: decanted and had a quick glass with no air time. Heat on the nose, dark fruits, and oak application that seemed glaring. Seemed a tiny bit disjointed on the palate with acidity slightly out of balance, perhaps because of the alcohol. Pretty significant tannin as well. But I would really liked to have tasted this after it had been open for a while.
Day 2: Seems a bit oxidized today. After getting back to drinking temperature, this has mocha and raspberry liqueur notes on the nose, but tending toward the overripe. Still lots of tannin on the palate, but not as nice as other Fidelitas wines I've had recently. Anyway, this is not an optimal tasting.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.