Totally over delivered. Started oddly sappy and flat. 1hr in and it came together as a lovely integrated aged red. Not heavy on complexity and nuance but the balance and smoothness was actually sublime. 2hrs in and even better. Wouldn't say it's got many years ahead of it. This bottle had been perfectly cellared and seal was ideal.
Complex nose, with notes of roast beef, campfire smoke, blackberry, paprika, and peppercorn. Palate is juicy and slightly watery. Intense blackberry flavour, with hints of chocolate and lemon zest. Very open and ready to drink.
Totally exceeded my expectations. Fresh, full flavoured, great presence of fruit, acidity and some spice & savoury background. Not overly complex and possibly not classically Rhone but very very enjoyable.
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(GUIGAL COTES DU RHONE RED) VaynerPASS; NOSE-like Mr. Clean, minty green, fresh cut grass, awkward; TASTE-"fake wine"; it's smooth & silky, nice mouth feel, not to be confused w/ high quality wine, solid for $9, but not very complex or rich; RP-88, GV-86
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