Bu en même temps que le Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure 2007...l`a complètement éclipsé pas son équilibre et sa complexité. Nez sur la garrigue, les cerises et les mures avec une pointe d`épices. En bouche, certe dense et riche, mais un beau fruit gourmand et croquant, bleuets et cerises avec des canneberges, un peu de poivre et de menthol. Tannins bien enrobés, belle acidité et finale longue et suave, très bon!
Disappointing. Although bought at release and carefully stored, the wine seemed thin and astringent, and lacking depth and complexity. A bit of brett and sour cherry, like a decent Burgundy from a weak year. Expected much more from this producer and vintage.
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(Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France) Clos des Papes is a traditional estate that has been producing wine in the region for more than 200 years. Although proprietor Paul Avril died this year, his son Vincent carries on his legacy. Refusing to create a special cuvée, as many of their competitors in the region have done, the Avrils produce a delicious Grenache-based wine aged in large wood foudres. The 2007, from a forward, ripe, and rich vintage, is full-bodied, with kirsch, licorice, and blackberry flavors; a lush, supple texture; and a long, balanced finish. Sommelier's Choice: Top Releases of 2009
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