• SMHalps Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 10, 2019 - From a magnum. Opened, but not decanted, in a NYC restaurant, for over 50 minutes before pouring. I wasn't as knocked out by this as my previous bottle (also a magnum) from a few years ago. Still, very tasty.

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  • nywine68 wrote: 87 points

    April 19, 2019 - Not even close to the quality of the outstanding 2013. The harsh and drying tannins completely overshadow the fruit. Maybe they will mellow with age but I doubt it will ever be a well balanced wine.

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  • rm97 wrote: 90 points

    August 20, 2018 - Not balanced like previous bottle

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  • easyB Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 13, 2018 - A fascinating and very different wine from the Rhone. Made biodynamically; showing some age at the rim, distinctive grenache flavours with layers of ripe dark fruits, mushrooms and spice. Good length.

  • KeithSurg wrote: 90 points

    March 5, 2018 - Nice balance, medium body, smooth finish. Easy drinking. Very enjoyable, but not stand-out.

  • Sen4469 Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 4, 2018 - Nice easy wine. Good but not great. No need to wait.

  • champussi Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 1, 2018 - Mit dem sensationellen 2014er kommt dieser hier nicht mit! Jetzt nicht, und auch nicht in 10 Jahren! Anfangs noch relativ verschlossen. Braucht viel Luft oder Zeit im Keller. Durch die ganzen 6 h der Verkostung zieht sich eine leichte Tanninbitterkeit. Nach 4 h Belüftung öffnet sich der Wein aromatisch und zeigt ansatzweise die diesen Wein so einmalig machende Frucht und Blumigkeit. Er bleibt aber bis zum Ende etwas eindimensional und leicht streng! Schön, aber nicht groß! Ein Punkt ist in 5-10 Jahren evtl. noch drinn!?

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  • WalidN wrote: 75 points

    February 18, 2018 - I agree with the last reviews. This wine is bad. On top of being de la piquette (as we say in french), it was muddy. I am afraid my second bottle is going to be the same...

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  • maxima wrote: 89 points

    January 4, 2018 - Nez un peu funky, étable et animal.
    En bouche, assez musclé et ample, de la terre et du cuir avec une finale sur la chauffe.
    Long avec un arrière gout de goudron, à revoir.

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  • drazhen Does not like this wine: 85 points

    December 21, 2017 - Same experience as the prior reviewer. Bought 2 bottles at Morrell in NYC and the first one is atrocious, possibly defective.

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