December 21, 2019 - Rich, aromatic spices, dark Violet, cherries. Chewy, resolved tannins, aromatic, time to drink.
October 10, 2018 - Very nice. Floral and iron straight out of the bottle, but still let it still for bit. Incredibly smooth with well integrated tannins. Didn't even notice the higher alcohol content. The red fruit, minerality, and floral balanced well up front and left a pleasant medium finish. Drink now.
February 19, 2018 - Smells awesome right now. And incredibly pronounced. And I can smell it from across the room. Red fruit and iron and lifted acidity on the back end. Truly quite stunning.
April 27, 2017 - Raspberry ruby color with light shone through. Hint of matchstick/sulfite on nose. Powerful mid palate with a lengthy finish. Pristine fruit with a hint of medicinal flavor and minerality. Very well balanced with medium high acidity counterbalancing the 15% alc. this is serious wine that should hold another 5+ yrs. but drinking beautifully right now. Plenty of stuffing but not a fruit bomb. I'm a fan of this style.
April 24, 2016 - Superbe, encore vibrant mais plus arrondi, charmeur, délicieux. Précipité au fond, il faut le boire.
March 28, 2016 - Excellent Rhone style blend. Floral, aromatic nose with some Earth perhaps. Palate is dark cherry. Lovely.
March 21, 2015 - Slight bricking, nose of bright berry, mineral, and pepper. Very smooth, medium weight with a long finish that coats. Tannins have integrated nicely and mellowed.
November 2, 2014 - Ouf... certainement chaud, au départ assez dur, fruit très en retrait puis au verre s'ouvre pour être plus intéressant (tout de même carafé un bon 30 minutes). Évolué, laisse des particules sur les parois, légèrement tuilé. Pas sûr du potentiel futur. Devait être très costaud en jeunesse.
June 8, 2014 - This proved to be a bit of a dissapointment for me. Where is the grenache? It seems overwhelmed by the syrah and mouvedre at the moment. Blackberry, red and dark cherries, tobacco and vanilla oak. Grainy, drying tannins which seems to almost overpower the rather short fruit. I've had this before and really enjoyed but this bottle just didn't have the magic.
April 4, 2014 - Coffee chocolate coated cherries with plums and mocha.