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Community Tasting Notes (163) Avg Score: 93.6 points

  • An integrated and balanced bottle. Dark fruit, earth and herbs, spicy. Balanced with food. Nothing over the top, does not show its alcohol. At the very end of the bottle a few raisiny notes emerged, but this was excellent and with age might well improve.

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    1 - Clos des Papes, deftly balanced delicious ripe fruit w/ characteristic clos des papes aromatic complexities and finish. 95pts

    2 - Giraud Grenache de Pierre, more coffee tones, austere at first with slight carbonation then opened up to reveal nice dark fruit profile. 93pts

    3 - Les Cailloux, similar fruit profile and aromatics as clos des papes but much less fruit for a much lower price, nice qpr. 92pts

    4 - Ch de Beaucastel, pretty uninspiring compared to others - definitely the worst wine of the bunch. not a bad wine, but just nothing special. lack of fruit/complexity. 90pts

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  • Beautiful bouquet with ripe fruits and good garrigue. On the palate juicy dark berry fruits, plums, herbs and spices and some tobacco. A beautiful balance between acidity and sweetness and although the round tannin still has some bite, the wine is more developed than Beaucastel tasted just before this one. According to a person who really knows this wine well this bottle is not representative. Anyway, I liked it and scored it 94.

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  • Another Saturday at Chevalier...Mostly Blind (Chicago, IL): Black cherry with hints of kirsch and roasted game aromas. Dense black fruit on palate, with both good power and balance. Moderate length.

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  • Kleur: Fluwelig medium rood, Pinot Noir-achtig. Aroma / bouquet: Verfijnd, verfijnd en veelbelovend zoet fruitig bouquet, rozen, aardbeien, zoethout, zoete drop, Garrigue-kruiden. Smaak / Afdronk: Krachtige entree, prettige frisse zuurgraad, goede vulling, geweldig complexe en krachtige (maar klassieke) powerwijn, robuuste tannines, gronderig. In de afdronk wat alcoholisch (15%). Algemeen / potentieel: Veelbelovende powerwijn, nu al heerlijk (karafferen), grote toekomst! 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 17 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 92/100

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    Color: Velvety medium red, Pinot Noir-like Aroma / bouquet:. Refined, sophisticated and promising sweet fruity bouquet, roses, strawberries, licorice, sweet licorice, garrigue herbs . Taste / Finish: Powerful start nice fresh acidity, good stuff, great complex and powerful (but conventional) power wine, robust tannins, earthy. In the aftertaste which alcoholic (15%) General / potential:. Promising power wine, already delicious (decanting) great future! 50+ Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Taste / Finish: 17 + General / potential: 8 = 92/100

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