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Community Tasting Notes (76) Avg Score: 90.1 points

  • This wine was nearly undrinkable in its youth (very tannic, very dominant oak), but it has evolved beautifully over the last five years. Quintessence is the top cuvee of the estate with a varietal composition of 80 % Syrah and 20 % Grenache. It was aged for twelve months in barriques of which 40 percent were new. Decanted: one hour prior to tasting. A deeply concentrated black-red colored wine (without signs of evolution) with an enchanting bouquet of plum, leather, graphite, black tea and garrigue. The unctuous and rich palate reveals loads of spicy black and red fruit, a round-velvety texture and well-integrated tannins. Quite complex aftertaste. This wine is at its peak now, and will continue to drink well for 2-3 years.

    Deze wijn was quasi ondrinkbaar in zijn jeugd (sterke tannines, zeer dominante eiktoets), maar hij heeft zich in de afgelopen vijf jaar prachtig ontwikkeld. Quintessence is de topcuvée van dit domein, samengesteld uit 80 % Syrah en 20 % Grenache. Hij rijpte gedurende twaalf maanden op barriques, (waarvan 40 procent nieuw). Gedecanteerd: één uur voor consumptie. Een wijn met een diepe, geconcentreerde zwartrode kleur (zonder spoor van veroudering) en een schitterend bouquet van pruim, leder, grafiet, zwarte thee en garrigue-tonen. Een rijke, onctueuse wijn met pakken kruidig zwart en rood fruit, een ronde-fluwelige textuur en mooi geïntegreerde tannines. Vrij complexe afdronk. Deze wijn is nu op zijn hoogtepunt, en blijft nog 2-3 jaar op dit niveau.

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  • Deep purple, black berries, long finish

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  • Vermelho rubi intenso
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  • Drinking perfect right now

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  • This wine is in a good place right now with its silky tannins. On the palate it reminds me of ripe plums, figs and blackberries. It also has a savory side with notes of garrigue, saddle leather and rosemary.

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