--- 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% PAIRING: Inquiries can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org ---
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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