Dark in color. Nose has plum, anise and a note like grilled tomato. Soft mouthfeel. Get more Mourvèdre (or possibly Syrah?) than Grenache with both mouth and the lush fruit. Dark berry and floral notes. Interesting palate, definitely unique with a funkiness I came to like...which might not appeal to all. Tannins really stuck to the teeth (to its detriment)...maybe soften further with a few more years.
Very traditional with dark reddish fruit (strawberries, cherries) getting support from seaweed, nori and garrigue. It gets a bit darker with food, as if the Mourvedre takes command but the reddishness makes a comeback in the game later. Acidity is fine, tannins are ripe and losing their edge. I'd wait a couple of years or give it a longer decant than the 30 minutes I gave it. 91-ish.
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(Mas de Boislauzon Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Very dark red violet color; complex, pepper, garrigue, anise, dried berry nose; focused, pepper, anise, tar, tart black fruit palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish
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