Couldn't keep my hands off this. Wanted to try another and this seems to be showing even better than the last. The nose is of bacon, smoke, tar, thyme, creosote, granite, blueberries, and plum jam. The palate has low dusty tannin and moderate acid. The finish feels a bit clipped so perhaps this wont age terribly long, but I'll try to hold mine a few more years to find out.
Peter Bothe's 41st Birthday (Boneyard Bistro): So much lighter than the Jamet I'm used to (the Cote-Rotie) but really nice bottle. Light on its feet but could still hold up to barbecue meat. Would be perfect red to serve with barbecue on a hot summer afternoon. Still has time left.
Opened to accompany a rosemary grilled whole chicken. A lovely match. The wine is ruby in colour, with a lovely nose of violets, spices and smoke. The acidity is vibrant and the fruit, while there, is subdued--which makes this a food wine. Delicious, drinking now. Give it a couple of hours of air.
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