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Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 88.3 points

  • I believe this is the first time I've had a wine with 2 faults: bit of TCA cork taint mustiness and some band aid brettiness. But hey, it's all fairly mild and we're waste not want not type of borderline alcoholics (joking, sort of, not really), so here we go...

    Medium ruby with transparency and garnet edges. Aromas of band aid and mustiness as noted, along with dark and dark red fruits, some floral, charcoal, apple sauce, iron, and minerals. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of red and dark red fruits, cinnamon, black tea, lemon, and orange peel. Ya know, it's still pretty enjoyable.

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  • PnP. A little on the cool side. Color is deep garnet to purple with only a bit of fade to purple-red at the edge. Medium legs. Aroma of darker berries, black cherry, meat, savory herbs, wet clay. On the palate some sweet fruit, tannin and vanilla, followed by some mouthwatering acidity and a bit of stem leaving a light+ to medium- mouthwatering finish. Drinking before, with and after dinner of eastern North Carolina pulled pork, steamed broccoli, braised collards and kale, roasted mushrooms and some rice. Sweet finish persisting through and after the dinner. There has occasionally been a reductive tar note. Overall it is a bit sweet on the finish and good.

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  • Something a bit funny here. Too much band aid / chemical flavor for my taste, but it is a borderline case.

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  • Let this decant at least an hour, otherwise dominated by ripe loud fruit and masking the flavors and essence of this Cote du Rhone. Once it opens up, the nose has nothing overbearing, deft spice, mostly cinnamon; ripe fruit, and barley a hint of earth. On the palate there is medium alcohol, dried fruit, unripened berries. The finish is medium- short dominated by lingering tart fruit. Tannins are low and masked. Complexity is medium-low. This is an easy drinking everyday approachable wine.

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  • IPO: This is way much better and interesting than his 'il Fait Soif".
    Sweet red fruits, blood orange. More funk. Nice cdR.
    100% Grenache

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January 2012, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Maxime-Francois Laurent Pourpre Cotes du Rhone) Login and sign up and see review text.

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