Dinner Wines and a Teutonic Tasting; 5/7/2015-5/10/2015 (Various): Light medium red color. Coravined a glass plus and drank over 2 hours. Still doing just fine and I really can't believe its been almost a year and a half since I last had it. Just lovely with the damp earth, garrigue and leather out front and dried red berry fruit in the background. The palate is light bodied, tart with dried cherries, and medium tannins that give definition to the earthy elegance.
Pours extremely light in colour. Fully mature CdP nose of blood, raw meat, raspberry, strawberry, brown spice, dusty dried earth, old wood varnish. Palate is light and a touch bitter and dilute, very little tannin.
This bottle has the color & weight of burgundy but the taste is unmistakably CdP. It once again matched spicy Popeyes really well. Maybe the spiciness or the understated sweetness. I don't know but I like it.
PnP. Really like the nose with all of its leather, dried leaves, and dark cherries. On the palate the front strikes me as an older Bordeaux with the back end being Rhone. Light leather, earth, spice box, at times floral, lots going on here. Not a powerhouse but elegant and drinking very nicely.
Drank 2 glasses with dinner. This was fun for the kids to experience and talk about. Drank very much like most of the previous bottles, maybe a touch leaner on the palate tonight. But I always love the elegance on the nose with great earthiness and leather notes along with the florals. Finishes quite nicely as well.
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