I did not have the problems with this bottle that Richard apparently had. I popped and poured and there were unpleasant tannins at the start after a very fruity Grenache open. Those bitter tannins dissipated and while the syrah only seemed to help for about 45 mins in the middle of the bottle, the fruit bomb on the open did settle down to something more structured. Assuming used French oak, I wondered if an over the hill cask (or two) was used in this blend and that helped to deliver the dusty nose and unpleasant tannins in the bottle's early open minutes.
Bem parecido com o anterior (08/2012). Um bom Gigondas, mas ainda novo, pouco evoluído por sua cor e nariz. Boca bastante encorpada, com sabor que remete a licor de frutas vermelhas escuras, tendo um álcool que ainda continua um tanto aparente, que desta vez, me incomodou ligeiramente mais que antes.
Drink without decanting. This is at the end of its life, but the good bottles are still drinking well out of the bottle. The nose still shows a divine dustiness, with some of the fruits also showing through. if it drank as it smells It'd get a 94.
Out of the bottle the palate is tightly acidic, which good red fruits. Big bodied wine, and kept up with the tagine I'd made.
Not a great wine in depth and complexity, but still shows that it has good fruit and decent character. Second day the tannins come out as sharp black and bitter, which isn't so good, and the fruits are just rowdily hanging around, rather than playing together in a well-mannered group. nonetheless, it's obviously a quality wine which just isn't quite working now. I'm not sure that these are made to last, so I'd drink up instead.
Highly disappointing. I wonder if it's past its best. Better out of the bottle with no decanting. Keeps its glorious dusty nose, and has some good zing, but it fades after a couple of hours and ends up just big and floppy big red fruits. Second day the tannins come out, but no finesse. Definitely has uality, but it doesn't hang together now.
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