Might be the single best CdP I've ever had. An experienced taster in our group was convinced this was Northern Rhone Syrah, which is a high compliment for a wine with this much Granache. There is no heat. There is no glop. Remarkably layered and classic, and cascades like the last ten pages of a great thriller. I want more of this.
Dark purple color. Hedonistic nose of black fruit, baking spices, leather and dark licorice. Intoxicating. Concentrated dark fruit, figs, spices and a touch of licorice root on the finish. Wonderful purity of fruit. Nice acidity and balance. A knockout of a wine.
One of the top bottles of the night at a CdP dinner tasting. Some brett when opened but it was great after a couple hours of slow ox. Tannins have softened somewhat but still have some grip. Darker red and black fruit with some good spice and garrigue notes. Ready to drink but I suspect this has a decade of life in it yet. Glad to have a couple more bottles!
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