November 12, 2017 - The nose is full of sweet berries, florals, and a hint of manure. Clearly mature, sweet, silky, lavender, berries, and leather, moderate length. Having drunk about 2 cases of this vintage over the years, I would regrettably say this wine is on the downslope. Lovely still, but drink up.
November 5, 2017 - One of us thought this was great but I thought it a little over the hill. Still tannic and some classic cdp flavours, but also some astringency and maybetending a little too far to vinegar.
March 11, 2017 - This bottle showed better than the one I had a few months ago. Nice earthy aromas. Good fruit, silky texture, nice acidity and unobtrusive tannins. Well balanced. In a good place, but should hold its form for a while longer.
November 23, 2016 - Decanted for 1 hr, tasted over 2 hrs; bottle from secondary market
-dark core moderate bricking
-lovely fully mature grenache-predominant CdP nose with some faint residual kirsch, pine needle and pepper
-mature palate starting to tire with a touch of heat and med- tannins displaying some bitterness and slightly dried out
-not bad but this bottle is a little past its prime
November 20, 2016 - Terrific wine.
October 28, 2016 - Nicely balanced mature CNP with good fruit and acidity and smooth texture. This basic cuvee has held up well and may still have a couple of more years of life. Good value.
March 26, 2016 - Don't listen to me if you like Chateauneuf-du-Pape. I haaaaaate it. Can't stand the stuff. But a friend recommended Boursan to me as the Chateauneuf for people who hate Chateauneuf. Rosenthal and Dressner import cred, so that means something. And it is not that bad. At 15 years old on paper I'm surprised how much sweet primary fruit is still here but at least the flavors aren't that gross witches' brew of licorice, sucking candy, stewed tomato sauce, and the entire A-Z roster of wine spoilage flaws that characterize most Chateauneufs that have violently passed through my lips. Not to say that it's entirely clean of those spoilage flaws, either - it reminds me very much of Musar - but I'll take that over the usual Chateauneuf any day.
November 8, 2015 - Very nice mature CdP. This was a very solid wine that was well-integrated with age. Nothing spectacular, but held up well over two nights and is all you could ask for in a <$40 CdP.
November 6, 2015 - This is a great bargain CdP...and still drinking very well. I need to sock away a couple of these every vintage.
October 2, 2015 - Lots of band aid Brett notes that really mar what may be beneath. An off bottle, as Zak reports that a bottle last month from the same source was terrific. Canton Lounge.