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Community Tasting Notes (100) Avg Score: 94.3 points

  • One of my favorite wines. 14th bottle I've drunk. Had this side by side with the 03, both superb but slight edge to 05

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  • Great wine. I think time in the bottle did great things for this one.

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    COLOR: Deep garnet
    NOTE: Nose is sweet framboise liqueur, hints of garrigue and tar. Mouth is incredibly opulent, full of ripe red raspberry preserves and boysenberry jam. Lots of complicated savory notes in the mouth as well that really barrel on through to the complex finish. Mesquite in there somewhere? This is so good and brings me back for sip after sip. Still fresh, but probably peaking. Enjoy over the next couple of years.

    Now that it was revealed as my favorite Grenache ever I’m not surprised. Glad this bottle (my last) is showing so well and that I have a few more trips I can make to it thanks to my Coravin.

    DECANT: 3-5 hours
    GLASS USED: Pinot Noir
    TASTE: 9.6+
    COST: 143
    VALUE: 6.0
    TRY AGAIN: now - 2016
    PRE-POUR LEVEL: 100%
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  • My last bottle. I put this up against a great 2010 CNdP, and people were blown away by this wine. So smooth and velvety. Wish I had more.

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  • I've enjoyed this before, but this bottle was not as balanced for whatever reason. No decant, this had very forward fruit, with little secondary appearing as of yet. Very dark profile, the alcohol was overly prominent on this. Delicious, but the balance detracts. Long finish shows some heat, but is otherwise quite delicious.
    Opened up after 2 hours in glass -- alcohol is still too forward, but strong fruit is now more nuanced and showing some interesting herbal notes. Finish is stunning.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135, (See more on Vinous...)

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