Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 96.7 points

  • Sorry to be a little proud of myself, but I can't resist putting you below the comments of the best critics of the great wines of the Rhône. Already in sample, I had sensed the exceptional quality of this wine. I just bought a few bottles before the price exploded.

    99/100 B&D: "Absolutely grandiose. There are no words to describe the obviousness of its harmony. Between its almost perfect creaminess, the strength of its fruit, the excellence of its velvety tannin, everything is perfectly in place. Ten years of custody, it could bring us a few tears. What an emotion. Thrill guaranteed! "

    98/100 RVF: "The 2019 red is certainly one of the finest in this vintage for the appellation. The wine presents rare grace and finesse over a sunny and high-grade year, and we can only salute the management of the texture and its overall harmony. "

    98/100 Decanter: "Lively and floral nose. The tannins are extremely fine, almost imperceptible, but very present, giving the wine a solid base for a long aging. It is perfectly balanced, long and deep. Rich but luminous, very complete , pure and without excess. "

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  • Bit of a blockbuster, this one, but the balance is way better than in the 2016 - for now, at least. Bursting with fruit, sheer power, Grenache speaks, plenty of local feel, this wil impress from the get go - but needs time, I think.
    #ChezAvril

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  • Very rich and ripe but, a great core of dark cherry fruit and spices. 16% alc apparently, but the balance is fine. Will be an interesting wine to follow, may be too exuberant for my taste, but who knows.

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  • Tasted blind, not decanted. Lots of sweet spices, ripe red cherry fruit and also some herbal elements. Very fresh, fruit-forward palate, albeit with a tad too much acidity. Very early days of course here so am definitely hopeful this will improve over the next 5-7 years.

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  • Gouté avec l'ami Watcheslover, il est grandiose. (98-99)

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