April 12, 2019 - Perfectly mature and singing CNP. The fruit is mostly secondary but the herbal scorched earth aromas are intoxicating. This wine has another decade left and good but not over powering acidity it is one of the better 94s for sure.
December 20, 2015 - From the appearance and aroma, one would know this is a fully mature bottle. Black olive, herbs, and plenty of fruit and tannins to suggest it has enough stuffing to last years. Wonderful!
December 20, 2015 - When everything works (Roots Bistro Gourmand): An olive note dominated but did not detract from the pleasure offered by this solid bottle. Strong fruit suggested fuel left in the tank. I recall the bottle a few years ago being better balanced and more complete but this one showed younger.
March 14, 2015 - To quote my husband: "It's not gonna knock your socks off, but it won't embarrass you either". At first, it seemed empty, with a lot of metal on the back end. But it seriously opened up after an hour of decanting. The little bit of fruit left is soft, subtle, and fading fast. Lots of tannins left. Delicious with provencal-herbed lamb and feta-cucumber salad. Drink immediately.
July 20, 2014 - This is my last bottle of this. I haven't had it for 4+ years and its gotten even better. The wine wasn't a rich initially as the first one I had, but it was full of mature classic chateauneuf elements; leather, tobacco leaf, black cherries, mincemeat, but with nice acidity and so well integrated.
I can appreciate the comment by "BprdeauxBuff," from earlier this year. I found that is was chateauneuf early and drinking like mature burgundy after an hour or so.
January 14, 2014 - I have been drinking through a case of the wine over the last 3 years. Some of my early bottles were served blind in CDP tastings, and performed very well against premium producers in better known vintages.
But today, this wine is still pretty, but it is clearly in the latter stage of its drinking period. Today, it drinks like a mature Chambolle Musigny rather than a CDP.
Excellent QPR quality producer.
May 30, 2013 - Firm, but not without some charm ripe, this kirsch and cherry griotte filled wine is drinking at full maturity today.
December 15, 2011 - Very interesting wine.Wasn't expecting much. Nicely developed aromas with secondary notes and layers of dust and smoke typical of CdP. Structuure was quite nice. Tannins well integrated and good fruit content (fresh red berries, strawberries). Nice medium+ finish. Very good balance.
March 30, 2011 - Suprisingly sweet red fruits, tea/herbal flavors, mint, roses and rye seed. Nice wine just lacking a bit on the moutfeel.
March 26, 2011 - S FL WS Group Monthly Blind Tasting (Himmarshee's - Ft. Lauderdale, FL): my #2 wine of the night. Don’t recall what I guessed this as (I think southern Rhone), but thought it was young. When revealed as a 94 CdP, we all marveled at how fresh and young the fruit was for a wine of its age. Delicious wine drinking at its peak now.