A Week in Osoyoos; 7/5/2014-7/11/2014 (Osoyoos, BC): Brief notes. Quite consistent with my previous note but I didn't find the oak noticeable at all this time around. Surprisingly this had a good deal of structure even compared with the 99. Still drinking very well but both need more time. Excellent. 90+
Second Sunday Group: 2000 Bordeaux (R&D's): Opens with aromas of red currants, spice and pepper, and the Viognier begins to show with florals and melon. Has a nice meaty, bacon undertone. Medium-bodied and integrated, with red fruit- currants and berries- spice and pepper flavors. Balanced and elegant, with a pleasant finish. Drink now-2018.
I seem to like this much more than others, it's quite a traditional cote rotie and might not be for everyone. The nose is loaded with meat, mushroom, and crushed rock and a little dark fruit, palate is elegant, smooth with a bit of a grip from the fine tannins on the finish
Agree with last post. Perhaps past its prime with little fruit left and not forthcoming. Fair roasted nose, etc, but little body or character and little finish. No real presence or charm. Just fair. Disappointing for this producer.
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(Domaine Jasmin Côte-Rôtie) Bricking dark garnet color; maturing, tart plum, meat jus nose with a little brett; tasty, maturing, tart black fruit, mineral, tart currant, meat jus palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points