Outstanding bottle of wine. With the fruit purity I love in Janasse, good weight but an excellent balance of acidity. Long and complex, delightful, very easy to drink but at the same time intriguing. Very young.
This was a bottle that did not perform as it should, so I do not score the wine. My tasting notes are: In the bouquet tea and some barnyard. On the palate quite reductive with still spiciness, but also celery, chocolate and mocha, iodine and vegetables. Very mature and still drinkable, but not giving the pleasure it should. This was a very well kept bottle since release, so what a pity.
The nose showed dark, moist earth, herbs and charred meat, with blackberry fruit and a hint of licorice emerging over time. On the palate, it was amazingly soft textured, yet no longer showing the concentration of it's youth. Notes of blackberry, cherry cola and minerals lasted through to the finish, yet a hint of heat subtracted a bit from the experience.
Maybe a bad bottle, but more likely on the downward swing of it's maturity. It's always hard to tell with CdP. It's still enjoyable, but no where near the experience from years ago, which found this bottle a home in my cellar.
Decanted before dinner. Nice, fairly complex Grenache nose, but I found the palate to be simple and almost cloyingly sweet from the alcohol. P. liked better than I did, so maybe it is just me. For my tastes the last several wines from this producer have disappointed. IMO, drink up.
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