November 21, 2021 - Brilliant. Mature dark fruits, well structured and balanced. Big bouquet of floral, soil, leather. Classic and delicious
November 2, 2021 - Delicious wine as always with Beaucastel
November 2, 2021 - PNP at Chabran
Cherry, tobacco , kirsch , anise, bramble, reindeer moss? Olive tapenade.
This will be a better wine in five years, drinks a little hot.
October 21, 2021 - Wine Spectator 40th Anniversary; 10/21/2021-10/23/2021 (Marriott Marquis): Starting to get into a good drinking spot now. It's still young but there's a bit more of a muted tone to it and definitely tasty.
October 9, 2021 - beautiful bright ruby color. Intense raspberry on the nose. Absolutely delicious red berry, dark chocolate, a bit of funk. Might improve over the next 3-5 years but ready to drink now.
September 11, 2021 - We first tasted several months ago via Coravin and the wine was off putting, perhaps even flawed. when we opened the bottle, I was not expecting much but the wine surprised us and actually drank very well. A dense wine with many good years ahead. Continued to open up in the glass over the course of 2 hours. Probably not at its peak yet. Cheers!
September 10, 2021 - Not a style I usually go for but undeniably well made. Granache provincial herb notes dominate initially which developed more complexity with air as the other Rhone grapes assert their respective characteristics. The tension provided intellectual interest. Good substabtial midpalate and density. The alcohol peeks through a little at the end
August 28, 2021 - Annual Wine Group Summer Event - BBQ Brisket at Siggy's (Siggy & Jenny's Place, Mpls, MN): Small taste. No notes, still pretty young, but approachable with air. Impression probably 93pts with good upside.
August 14, 2021 - Always a great wine and the price is very reasonable. The wine is balanced and has great fruit
August 7, 2021 - Ripe raspberry fruit, some earth and peppery spice, with meaty mushroom notes. Densely rich palate, but with a lifted acidity that makes it taste supple. Long finish. Don't really notice the alcohol. Lovely wine.