Community Tasting Notes (22) Avg Score: 89.3 points

  • Still going strong

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  • Funky and mature. Gorgeous sense of ripeness, earth, leather, thyme and bottle age. Sour cherry and cherry pip flavours, totally resolved in the mouth with a round, warm , lingering and complex finish. Leather and animal pervades the aftertaste. This wine is superb and has both transformed with time (certainly at its peak - although it should last on its balance) and also completely true to the Languedoc terroir, in its slightly warm and rich personality. By all accounts a stern wine in the beginning, this has opened beautifully and while the tannins have dissipated, the hint of dry earth and tobacco on the finish add definition to almost opulent fruit. An example of an aged wine transforming and improving with time.

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  • rich black brambly fruit, still young, touch of horse sweat and farmyard, lovely acidity and a little tannin, fresh and vibrant, quite a hot finish. amazing value and plenty of life left. not very complex but fun

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  • Beautiful wine absolutely a point. Farmyard, rich toasted oak, gorgeous spice and intense blackberry liqueur nose. Lovely, but very lifted camphor top notes - possibly from the toasted oak.. In the mouth, alcoholic but beautifully balanced - velvet texture, farmyard and dark berries abound - complicated and complete. Looking at past notes, this seems to be getting better and better. Drinking perfectly but this will go on for 5 years (at least) in a cold cellar.

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  • Le verre est à moitié vide et à moitié plein: c'est opulent, suave, aromatique (notes animales que j'associe au mourvèdre). Mais...c'est assez court, un peu diffus et vachement alcooleux. Heureusement que ce vin a été servi assez frais.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Prieure de Saint-Jean de Bebian Coteaux du Languedoc Le Prieure de St. Jean de Bebian) Login and sign up and see review text.

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