2005 Maison Anselmet Le Prisonnier

Red Blend

  • Italy
  • Valle d'Aosta
  • Vino da Tavola
Drink between 2013 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • andtheodor wrote: 92 points

    February 1, 2015 - A curious nose that immediately leads me to the Rhone; black pepper, cherry, licorice, garrigue, a wisp of smoke, something animal, feral even. Somewhat rustic tannin, like a country wine with great refinement and intrigue. Intense and lasting palate. I could sit with a wine like this for hours.

  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    January 27, 2015 - Absolutely beautiful. Consumed over three nights, each showing very well if somewhat differently (less fruit, more flowers and soil by day 3). Bright ruby<light cranberry hue; clear. Somewhat high-toned on PnP, with loam, some EtOH, watermelon hard candy, garrigue and dust. Medium-bodied, red fruited, with meaty, cherry, loamy, toasty notes that emerge by the second glass; adds some weight/texture with air, but always manages a fresh, lively cut.

    Day#2: game notes, rosewater, lilac; acids and tannins more pronounced. Structured, lovely. Long, clean and detailed finish. Finishes with a gentle kiss of warmth. 14,5% abv., thru 2026. highly recommended

    Served non-blind.

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  • Kirk Grant wrote: 93 points

    September 17, 2010 - An interesting nose with exotic scents and a vast palate....well made and worth attention. I wish I could say more...but this was one of those few wines that I found myself with little interest to sit with pen and paper. I simply enjoyed the unique expression of a time and place...and that is something special for any wine that can offer it.

  • AndrewSGHall wrote:

    January 27, 2010 - Lots of complex fruit and slight spicing with a really nice svelte profile, but also nothing stepping outside that fruit-centric box. Loads of enjoyment as it is a very pretty box.

  • Keith Levenberg wrote: 92 points

    March 26, 2009 - An extremely sophisticated, finessed wine that's like grand cru Burgundy in its svelte proportions and silky texture. But not in complexity or character, as the fruit is pretty simple and one-note and there isn't much else there besides a slight seasoning of cedary oak.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maison Anselmet
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Le Prisonnier
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Valle d'Aosta
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Vino da Tavola

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (6%)
  • In Cellars 8 (24%)
  • Consumed 24 (71%)

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