• acheng wrote: 92 points

    July 18, 2020 - Drinking fabulous today. Initial kirsch and black fruit immediately turned to smoke and tar. Did not improve on second day.

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  • pmnilsson wrote: 88 points

    April 11, 2020 - Time to drink now, over the top..

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  • acheng wrote: 92 points

    June 9, 2019 - Well, continuing to improve! Can't believe these CdP from a negociant are doing so well and a 2006 at that. Animal fur and gamy to begin with followed by juicy but not excessively heavy black fruit. Quite balanced. No trouble aging further.

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  • tom_wine wrote: 85 points

    April 29, 2019 - Pretty light for a CdP. Mature raspberry and black cherry flavors with a hint of spice and forest floor. Aromas are the best part -- lavender and dried herbs. Opened for about an hour. Don't see this getting any better.

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  • wineshaman wrote: 92 points

    February 2, 2019 - Decanted and tasted after drinking a couple of jammy fruit forward new world wons this was a nice contrast.
    Lots of terroir drive flavors, bark, leather, truffles, fresh dirt, all balanced by notes of tea, plum and black cherry, with the latter filling out the finish quie nicely. My last bottle of twelve.

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  • SchlaepDog Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 22, 2018 - Very delicious, incredible QPR at $30 US dollars. Aromatics are intense, with bright red fruits mixed with black fruit overtones, there is also sandalwood, garden herbs, subtle earthy notes. I could sniff this all night.
    Layered earthy black cherry, raspberry, cranberry, and tart plum flavors persist elegantly on a long and pleasant finish where tannins are mostly integrated. This wine is clearly old world goodness, but is just entering its prime drinking window as it still has a primary feel to it. Drink now with aeration or hold until 2026.

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  • The Kokopelli wrote:

    August 18, 2017 - Garnet hued wine with a nose of berries, forest floor, and sandalwood. Soft in the mouth with tastes of cherries and tart berries. Very nice on the extended finish. A solid rhone wine. Very enjoyable.

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  • darren81 Likes this wine:

    March 17, 2017 - 7.5/10 - Decent daily drinker

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  • Lazlo Toth wrote: 91 points

    February 25, 2017 - 375 ML. Requires a significant decant (1 hour minimum, but 2 is better). No sediment. Opaque dark garnet with bricking at the edge. Enticing bouquet of cassis, Bing cherries. cola, violets, smoked meat and subtle wet stone. Very rich palate of cherry, blackberry, cedar and a hint of creamy meat stew. High acidity with medium plus tannins and a long finish. This is a tasty, hearty CDP with mellowing fruit. A delightful old world wine. Structure built to last, but not enough fruit to hold balance for too much longer.

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  • Martysfo Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 17, 2017 - Great stuff. Cherry and cranberry on the nose mixed with a little cedar. Big acidity and a long finish. Excellent with the lamb tagine that I made to go with it.

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