This was absolutely outstanding. A bouquet that keeps you smelling over and over, filled with savory hints of meat and smoke, fresh minerality of crushed granite, earth and forest floor, damson plum and black raspberry. The palate is unreal. Big flavors, brisk acidity, perfectly integrated tannin. The finish is perfect. This wine is an absolute pleasure to drink. I can't wait to try to full cornas based on this example...
Drinking very well now - early for a Clape Cornas, but the vintage allows for it. The nose offers masculine scents of pepper, leather and dark fruits. In the mouth, this is a spicy wine. There is a bloody, gamy thing happening too. Though the wine is clearly serious, the balance is good for drinking it young today...in fact, some described this as "smooth", which is true IMO. Lots of time left for cellaring...I doubt another 10 years would hurt this one.
Nariz inicial de azeitonas pretas, com ar foi dando espaço a muita amora e mirtilos, bastante bem delineados por acidez e com uma bela base mineral e nada de madeira. Ainda muito jovem e primário, mas já bastante perfumado e fácil de beber. Essas janelas de consumo do CT estão totalmente fora, na minha opinião dá pra guardar por mais 10 anos tranqüilamente.
Zins, Syrahs, and Saxums from Spring/Summer 2012: Ungiving on the nose and palate for the first couple of hours, but with air exposure this became quite fragrant (crushed raspberries). Sappy and dense, with peppery black fruit and ripe tannins. More interesting than the Ramey and Copain, but not as zippy and fun as the Australian shirazes in the lineup.
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