Doesn't show much sign of the hot vintage so well done there, lovely nose of smoke, gamey tones and dark fruit, palte is quite smooth with sweet dry tannin making themselves known on the finish, but not in and obstructive manner
Another exceptional showing. Very ripe and intense dark fruit driven nose, blackberries, rare bacon fat and dark spices. Exceptional concentration, unctuous/almost chewy, ripe sweet black fruit driven palate impression, good acidity and nicely integrated tannins. Still very primary but very promising. If you like the opulent primary fruit, this is perfectly enjoyable. The wine to look for at auction sub $100, if you like the style of La Las. For some folks, so many reasons not to like. It is a hedonistic wine for my palate.
First bottle...decanted 2-3 hours and then sipped over 2 more....enjoyed but no wow moment. Heat and ripeness in balance but the wine showed few signs of age...DCWino describes pretty well but not sure I'd score as high No rush on the rest
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(Guigal Côte-Rôtie Chateau d'Ampuis) This, however, is better. There is some good fruit on the nose here, with rather more direction and poise than the Brune et Blonde. It has a good structure, which carries the fruit along well, giving it a much better style. It has an appealing firmness. It is still marked by the vintage, though, with a rather confit edge to the fruit. Nevertheless, a good wine.
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