A touch of brick red going into the decanter, but deep raspberry in the glass. Heady, sweet nose with tar, black fruit and a hint of mushroom. It is striking on the palate, big with dark fruit, tar, tobacco. Tannins are present but integrating nicely. Long finish with a bit of a bite. Peaking now but should hold strong for several years. Quite delicious.
Ample nose of blackberry, cassis, menthol, and vanilla. Blackberry and dark fruit initially, then a weighty mid-palate giving way to red fruits and a decidedly welcome acidity, making the wine very food friendly (I suggest anything with bacon!). Nicely integrated tannins, an harmonious wine. Lingering finish keeps the mouth stimulated and leaves you wanting the next sip.
Wonderful showing tonight - at it's peak, I think; grenache sweetness galore along with garrigue and darker spices, a lightness to this that is so atypical of the vintage, very good length. Will keep, but why, oh why? Bravo!
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(Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix) Dark red violet color; tart berry, black fruit, sage nose; rich black fruit, smoky, tart berry, lavender, charcoal palate; medium finish
(Domaine de la Charbonniere Charteauneuf "Mourre des Perdrix") Nice floral, cherry, tea leaf, mint, lavender and earth. Dense, rich and concentrated with low acidity and lots of black cherry and licquorice fruit. There is a serious warmth on the finish that worries me. Great material but I have doubts that this wine will ever be in balance.
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