February 6, 2020 - Consistent with previous notes. Fully mature and drinking delicious with roasted pork. Balanced, polished, and linear, this is a solid QPR. Drink 2020-2022. Technical score: 92. Enjoyment score: 92.
January 2, 2020 - Peaking now
December 24, 2019 - Brief notes after a night of lots of wine. This bottle showed very well. It had nice garrique and mature red fruits. Very nice for the price.
October 6, 2019 - Too much heat on the nose which while it subsided Detracted from the underlying fruit. Ok wine but disappointed from the disjointed alcohol.
September 20, 2019 - Pnp. Cherry on the nose and sweet fruits and spices in the mouth. There is an artificial or chemical tone over it that together with a very prominent alcohol lowers the points.
August 7, 2019 - No formal note: interesting nose of red currant, dried raisin and dried herbs, maybe a little leather. Medium body, sweet fruit, plush tannins. Very good length.
July 29, 2019 - ruby red, in color. blackberry, raspberry, cherry, underbrush, leather, spice, pepper, savory. high alcohol, on a dry earth finish.
February 17, 2019 - Much better than 5 years ago but still a tad hot. Nice dark blackberry notes and oak and spicy plums notes. Long finish with medium acidity. Give it another 3-4 years.
February 15, 2019 - Dead. Off bottle or shutdown?
January 2, 2019 - This is quite an old-fashioned type of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but not in a bad sense of the word. The character of this wine is even somehow very Burgundian, except for the low acidity.
This medium/full-bodied wine is decently, but not overwhelmingly fruity. The tannins are still relatively tight, but the aromas and flavors of ripe red berries are appealing and pleasant. There are some notes of smoke as well. This wine certainly has required and requires time. It is pleasant and rewarding to drink now, but it would be interesting to taste it a couple of years later, when the tannins have fully softened.