splash decanted and was delicious but not great depth. Red and black fruits and some tar and wet earth but no funk or nonsense. After an hour more juicy and darker core. Then with lamb ... Came alive and sat up straight like matron had snapped. Really delicious and a good food wine, not too imposing or loud.
Impenetrabile granato. Al naso note tipicamente animali di cuoio e pellame, poi prugna e mirtillo, pepe, leggera salamoia, garrigue e refoli balsamici. Pieno, fruttato, imponente e molto lungo, su note di marasca
I'm sorry I can't join the party. This was totally muted, hollow and hot. There is a hint of berries but very grapey and there's a hint of VA. It is wrapped with excess glycerin for which lacks extract and concentration. Tannins are non-existent and missed. Finishes short and warm. Not a good bottle.
Decanted and drank about 4 hours later. on opening lovely nose of kirsch and some mild barnyard, lovely fruit in the body--good acid and finish. After decanting, nose picked up some leather and tar notes --lovely wine and drinking in its window. Again, a great match for cassoulet.
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(Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Dark red violet color; smoky, herbal, very tart black fruit and tobacco nose; seems a little disjointed on the palate, with tobacco, very tart black fruit, herbs and high acidity; medium finish
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