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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 95.8 points

  • Opened 2 hours before and did not decant
    Tannins are still quite tight
    This has decades to go
    Exceptionally good

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  • Ouvert et épaulé à midi; carafé à 15h; bu à 18h. L’aération le fait passer d’un stade primaire à un état à mi-chemin entre la jeune Syrah et un vin plus évolué. Cerises rouges et noires, un peu de mousse et d’arômes de terre. Se boit très bien avec ce traitement, mais se gardera encore très, très longtemps.

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  • Brooding, bloody, menacing, a feudal lord's castle keep of a wine. Impossible to ignore and 'just drink'; this demands to be the centerpiece of a meal, preferably one with peppery roast meat, nice and rare.

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  • This feels like an entire magnum of wine was somehow, crammed into a single bottle. Inky in color, this is so dense, it fills your mouth, coats your palate, staining your teeth and palate with a massive wall of fruit, tannin and crushed stones. There is a fabulous purity to the fruit and a lushness to the texture that lets you know, this wine means business. 2-3 decades are needed for this to really come around. But it will get there. However, unless you're young, you might be laying this down for your kids.

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  • As I have stated many times, syrah is not my grape. However, this was a very nice wine, and for those who like this grape, this is of course a great wine. With typical syrah notes, if not as pronounced as the Guigal La Mouline I had a couple of days ago.

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    The 2013 and 2012 Northern Rhône Wines (Feb 2015), 12/1/2014, (See more on Vinous...)

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    March/April 2014, IWC Issue #173, (See more on Vinous...)

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