Great aromatic start with forest floor, mature black cherry, earth, cigar box, black pepper aromas. Slightly less interesting on plate but still nice combination of fruit and earth with moderate length and intensity.
A perfectly stored bottle and dare I say even more youthful and vibrant than the recent bottle I had with reichken and co. It's splitting hairs whether I prefer this or the 82, they both got that nice meaty/gamey, leathery, plummy notes that marries well integrated sliky tannins. Will try to get some more of this.
A spectacular wine. Complex nose with blackberries, raspberries and a hint of spice. Palate matched it with layers and complexity and a medium-long finish. Drank without food and it was one of those wines than I simply could not get enough of.
LaLa's @ The Hawksmoor- Slightly cloudy (perhaps a shaky trip there) wasnt expecting much from this bottle but Guigal again delivered. smokey earthy nose and a touch meaty. in the mouth still well balanced , giving a great group of rhone flavors, saddle leather, meaty, holiday spice, a touch of stone fruit. med length. a really surprisingly good bottle of rhone
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