Popped and poured. The subtle yet confident perfume of maturity cast an immediate and favorable impression, reinforcing that the last 16 years as done this wine well. Deceptively complex, this certainly isn’t a ‘wow’ wine, but more a creature simply content to show perfect balance, equilibrium and harmony to its steep hillside origins. The peppery, blackcurrant fruit had taken on a leathery edge, and somewhat surprisingly youthful tannins suggest a long plateau of maturity. A perfect wine for my present tastes, and too bad I can’t go back to the counter and pluck down the $30 I paid to acquire this little gem, as I could drink this any day of the week.
13% Initially there was a touch of brett on the nose, which quickly blew off leaving a gorgeous, really meaty, gamey nose. The palate was savoury and delicious, feeling quite mature and very rounded and integrated. Superb balance. This slipped down far too quickly and it took great restraint to slow down to leave ourselves a scant glass each for the main course! Very Good Indeed+
Well-integrated, smooth, and enticing feel to this wine. The nose opened up with hints of currant and something floral - very appealing. The mouthfeel was smooth and silky - tannins were almost undetectable. The taste was amazing - layers upon layers of flavor. We loved this wine - enough to seek out similar wines in the Northern Rhône, and to try a few more.
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