Återigen, ett riktigt bra vin med fin mognad. Troligen på topp nu pch ett tag framöver. Fortfarande taniner kvar som bär upp frukten exemplariskt. Mer lakrits och djup i smaken än jag noterat tidigare. Prisvärdheten är verkligen 100%
Starts out with dark cherries and soft tannins - opens up in decanter and glass to a harsher, more vivid taste with leather, violets, liquorice, fresh black pepper. Enjoyable but not overly exciting; will probably not get better than this with time.
Brick-red colour. Very nice and mature nose showing dried herbs, leather, truffles and blackberries in a rich nuanced style. Palate is nice and balanced showing licquorice, mint and herbs. Very nice long lasting finish. Showing beautifully right now.
Perfect with saddle of venison with red wine sauce, lingonberries, chanterelles and almond potato gratin.
SALONE DEL GUSTO 2014; 10/26/2014-10/30/2014 (LINGOTTO FIERE TORINO): 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre. Sembra un Cabernet Franc terziarizzato. Naso elegantissimo e aristocratico. Paté di olive, peperoni verdi e pepe. Poi note più terziarie di sottobosco, cuoio e tabacco. Un vino d' autunno. In bocca è stupendo!! Perfetto e maturo da bere adesso. Salmastro, salamoia di capperi e olive, addirittura più fresco al palato che all' olfatto. Tanta spina acido-sapida che non fa sentire la gradazione alcolica. Molto equilibrio, salivazione a mille e tannino granulare, ampio e foderante di velluto. Grande vino al prezzo delle patate!!
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Just confirmed, more surprises from our new stash of Rhones - a beautiful parcel of magnums directly from the source. If you are looking for old-school impact and layers of flavor waiting to gain kirsch-laced complexity, this is your treat.
Closing in on their 6th generation of winemakers, the Boiron’s continue to put out some of CdPs greatest wines with little or no attention - just how they want it. The 2001 Chante Le Merle is another example set to age like a classic late 1970s example of Chateauneuf du Pape and it would not surprise me if it turns out to be one of the best wines of a great vintage. Like the 2004, this wine is not about oak or overdone, pumped up fruit - this is about classicism and the heavenly blood-like sap that only old-vine Grenache from this area can provide (with an important percentage of Syrah et al). If you are looking for an affordable alternative to the ultimate classic expressions like Rayas, in large format, this is really going to be something at a future important event in 2020 and beyond. If you have a special birth year as 2001, this would be a very good wine to put away for a 21st birthday and the cost is more than reasonable for a magnum:
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
ONE SHIPMENT ONLY with perfect provenance directly from the source
2001 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape “Chante Le Merle” Vieilles Vignes 1.5lt