Still tastes very young. Something of a fruit bomb, but a good one. Oak is fully integrated revealing a palate jam packed with fruit. This wine has a huge upside and will develop more complexity. Nice fragrant nose, but not of the level experienced when I tasted the '91 La Turque a few months ago. Long sweet finish. I may have committed infanticide. Guigal's Northern Rhone wines do not show an overt Syrah character, but just come across as a great well balanced red wine. I like this.
BYOB HT14#3: #BYOB Out-f-ing-standing! Truly a great wine! Not the biggest nose, but incredible complexity. Distinct maturity, green pepper, butter, wood, roasted oak, cherries, jasmine flowers, raw meat, violets, fennels, raspberries and some blackcurrants. Deep layered nose. But the real treat is the fantastic palate. Dry, silky smooth tannins, creamy texture, with a fresh high acidity and round supple fruit. Medium body, high intensity and a looong, loong finish that just keeps growing in the mouth for minutes. #BYOB
Bricking at the edge. Not giving much aroma. Tastes super smooth, velvet backed by balanced and translucent acidity, with tar, blood, and sweet strawberries. This is wonderful, but not deeply complex or multidimensional. Drink now. The bricking and sediment indicate that this is fully mature, not going to improve.
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