Annual CDP Tasting

Edina Country Club

Tasted January 28, 2018 by 3daywinereview.com with 232 views

Introduction

Another good event and new member of this club Jason stole the show with his 1998 Clos des Papes. Certainly want to do more events in 2018 than the down year that was 2017.

Flight 1 (10 notes)

White
2013 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
91 points
This is drinking really well right now. Floral, apricots, stone fruit and a nice minerality streak on the finish. Balanced and well made. Drink now or hold a few more years. 54% Grenache Blanc, 25% Viognier, 13% Roussanne and 8% Marsanne.
Red
1998 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
95 points
Wine of the night. Funk, underbrush, raspberries and floral notes. Classic CDP and had a few glasses over the course of 3 hours and there was no drop off on this one. While I would enjoy this now as it is peaking I could see 3 to 5 more years of cellaring without fear. Just an amazing, complex wine. Defiantly a better bottle than I have had prior to this as I never hated this wine but never loved it either. This is why I love Cellar Tracker to see how wines evolve and bottles vary.
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Red
2000 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
94 points
This was firing on all cylinders tonight. Huge wine but in a good way. Gravel, funk, red currants and Garrique. This was concentrated and a long finish. I have never had a Beaucastel that tasted like this and enjoyed this one more than any previous.
Red
2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
91 points
Celery, floral, underbrush and light fruits. Got better throughout the night but this underwhelmed. Good acidity. Decanted 3 hours and I wonder if 30 minutes would have been better.
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Red
2003 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
94 points
My third favorite wine tonight. Floral, spice, juicy fruits and earth. While not an over the top wine it certainly had some power to it. Medium plus finish and this could go for another decade plus.
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Red
2005 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
93 points
Have not drank a lot of 2005 CDPs but this one improve throughout the night. Still a baby so hold. Modern style with lush fruit, cinnamon, spices and Garrique. Long finish. A heavy decant or open 2022 or later.
Red
2003 E. Guigal Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
93 points
Decanted one hour. Blueberries, earth, chocolate, cherry and spice. Drinking well now or could see holding for a few years. While some thought it was bigger in style I didn't get that impression. Medium finish.
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Red
2007 Domaine Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Félix France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
93 points
Liked this one much better than the 07 Clos du Mont-Olivet. One hour decant. Tar, spice, red currants and floral notes. Quite balanced and medium finish. Not a powerful wine which is fine by me.
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Red
2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
90 points
Least favorite wine of the night. Funny thing is it was the highest rated by critics. 2 hour decant. Big over the top offering. Forest floor, Garrique overload, ripe fruit. Heat is evident. Hold for ten years.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2006 Château Coutet France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac
90 points
This is not a bad wine but why I prefer a good Spatlese or Auslese. Lacked acidity and was a bit sweet with pineapple, peaches and orange peel.
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