Aerated into decanter and was mixed randomly in a group of 6 wines for a double blind tasting.
Nearly everyone (including myself) guessed this was a Burgundy from a ripe year. Very light red in color - Beautiful nose - floral, earthy, cranberry, red currants, black tea. Similar flavor profile on palate. Medium to light body, rich acidity & long finish with some velvety tannins still there. I loved this. 93+
Beautiful dark ruby color, but clear, having transparency of Burgundy wines. As suggested by appearance, there is no much body. Flavor is unusual if not strange. There are no berries, fruits or flowers, but complex and rather intensive flavor of mostly grass and leaves, clove comes to mind, and olives. Birthday party did not provide the right environment for the analysis. Acids are plentiful, and there are some tannins and tart creating an illusion of young wine. At the end there is a taste of langenberries and cranberries, especially their tart. There is a feeling that grapes were not ripe enough to reach the potential. Overall, elegant wine, resembling Burgundy wines more than Rhône wines. Interesting, but, IMHO, overpriced.
Still pretty young, and not tired at all like some earlier tasting notes may have suggested...a little funk upon opening, but that blew off in 30 minutes to reveal basil, ripe tomatoes, red flowers, red fruits, and a great amount of complexity on the nose. I kept smelling this. Not a crowd pleaser (not everyone liked it), and not as thick or rich as I would have liked, but a really good example of a "burgndian" cool climate syrah. Lots of acid, subtle red fruits, and a decent finish. The vintage is definitely not helping to elevate this, but I could see this lasting and getting a bit better over the next 5 years. Too expensive for the flavor profile/quality for me, unfortunately. 2010 northern rhone St. Josephs (i.e Gonon) and Texier syrahs @ $30-40 are much better wines IMO.
Crimson color with bricking; stank on the nose with some sulpher notes, some green characteristic (veggies) on the nose along with some red fruit; weighty on the palate with red fruit, some tannin yet velvety mouthfeel. Could have sworn this was Burgundy because of the stank, great acid, and lack of pepper. There was also some strong minerality on the finish- probably calcaire.
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(Domaine Jasmin Côte-Rôtie) Very dark red violet color; pepper, very tart black fruit, olive, charcoal, smoke, clove nose; maturing, a little tight, savory, tart black fruit, pepper, charcoal, olive palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points
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