Mine was one of several very good CDP opened. Oddly, for me, most of the wines tonight seemed like better than average examples of CDP but I found myself wondering if my love for CDP is starting to dim a bit. Maybe, just an off night but by the end of the night, I was starting to think I may stop buying more CDP and slowly drink down what I have. The higher ALC and grenache flavors weren't working for me tonight. We'll see what the future brings.
This is drinking wonderfully. There is plenty of acid and silky tannins to assure more development. Med-full bodied, long silky finsh with a touch of acid driven pepper. Probablly improves over 5 more years, and gies until 2025.
Second Sunday Group: 2005 CdP Traditional Cuvees vs. Tete de Cuvees (Neil's): Garnet color with notes of red fruit and earth, dirty- but in a good way. Cherry and spice qualities on the palate supported by medium tannins. Fairly lengthy finish, dominated by red fruit and spice. Develops a nice meaty note to go along with the red and black fruit. Tannins remain chewy, with dark fruit, tapenade, pepper and red berry tones carrying the long finish.
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