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Community Tasting Notes (7) Avg Score: 90.3 points

  • Popped and poured. The overt jamminess of the fruit here has faded a bit. Dark purply red in color. Muted nose of garrigue. Decent wine. Not great and not worth the money. There are many $30-40 bottles of CdP that are much better than this. This has a bit of a bitter note on the finish that detracts from the overall impression.

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  • Beautiful dark ruby color on this wine. Initally smelled of cherry and some wood. With some air the oak impression disappears. Smells of raspberry, cherry and a whiff of blueberries. No brett in this wine that I can smell. First taste is the same as it smells with all the berries, but there is some underlying subtle garrigue and iodine. Some astringent tannins on the finish that is fairly long. I think this wine will develop some additional complexity with a bit more bottle age. This wine is good, but seems pricey for what it is.

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  • I suppose that better 07s may evolve in the next 5 years, but this second bottle was disappointing. Almost single note after 3 hours of decanting. No alcohol or tannin, but a jammy ,smooth, viscous experience with no hint of the briary, woodsy, defined black cherry and currant and wild scent of a typical CDP.

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  • My first 2007 CDP--after a serious of really disappointing lesser Rhones which had convinced my that the marketing hype was just that. This was very enjoyable though not profound . Clearly not yet developed in its complexity. But the overripe fruit was handled very nicely-- not the typical briary hunter's nose of CDP but rather a smoother nose of blended dark red fruit and blackberries. The palate was lush, not overripe, with a plum center and a modern blend of stewed red fruit, smoke, and some hint of the woods. Good finish. I hope that it does develop more complexity.

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  • Very jammy fruit and extreme concentration at first -- a little off-putting by the jamminess... However, after about an hour it rounded out a little bit and had some dark smoky fruit underpinnings that were nice. Medium finish.

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