May 18, 2019 - Q2 2019 Tasting - Alsatian White Varietals (The Apt): Bonus bottle and sadly it was all wet cardboard. Bummer since I like this year in Rhone and I like this producer.
May 10, 2019 - Decanted for sediment and served. Color has significant bricking. Nose of bramble and leather. A really fun bottle of wine to drink - in a terrific mature spot now - tannins are resolved and secondary/tertiary notes are on full display. Tastes of mature red fruit, bramble, spice, leather and licorice. Quite delightful!
April 15, 2019 - certainly fully mature but lovely with it - delicious and long - drink up though
April 5, 2019 - Beautifully mature nose displaying ripe slightly dry red fruit, red cherry, raspberry jam, plum, tobacco, garrigue, strong leather, cinnamon and earth. Fully integrated palate, finely layered very ripe slightly dry red fruit, silky and polished, medium acidity, earthy mineral, a hint of tannins and a long ripe dry red fruit driven finish. This is a classic CDP/Pegau that is drinking beautifully. A bit riper and not as bright compare to the 01 Beaucastel.
March 8, 2019 - PnP. Brick red. Farmyard notes, dried herbs. Medium-bodied wine. Fruit fading. Fully mature. Drink up.
February 24, 2019 - Classic Pape. Bacon, rillettes (potted pork), dried raisins and some ash notes in the nose. Medium to full bodied on the palate, prunes. Well-integrated tannins in the long lingering finish. Drink now or before 2028.
February 20, 2019 - Appearance shows its age with a fully developed brick hue.
Lovely complex bouquet with prune, leather, tobacco, farmyard notes.
A subtle medium-bodied wine with still of a lot of structure. A long finish but the tannins coming through creating a dry mouth feeling.
February 19, 2019 - Funky and not great nose. Better on the palate but very mature and somewhat reductive. Not as good as the bottle in January. Improved somewhat with time in the glass. A slightly off bottle.
February 14, 2019 - Took an hour to come around but once it did it was magical!
January 30, 2019 - Tasted vis-a-vis among others Beaucastel 1998 & 2000, this absolutely cleared the table; beef blood, iron, intense Grenache, tight, mineral - and still a lot of primary fruit going on. Out of this world.