WOTN for me. It had a very raw feel to it, still racy, with notes of hard cheese, bacon, grilled meat, and, yes, it reminded me of breakfast. Tannins were still pronounced, yet remained very much in balance with fruit and acid. A treat.
Still (after 11 years!) quite marked by the oak, needs time to open. It does develop into a quite creamy, modern syrah, albeit without great personality. This is a Guigal-wine if anything, more so than a saint-joseph, and the rather soft vintage is noit helping any. Still, you have to respect the craftmanship - and it has years to go. With T in Weehawken St.
YES, for now. I have had an on-off relationship with this wine. Some bottles I have had were like wonderful Hermitage and other bottles had nothing in them. This one was quite good: syrah I assume. But, it tastes more like a bordeaux in some ways. Still a bit tannic. A big muscular wine. Not a super-star but still quite a nice drink. Tastes a bit on the young side.
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