Couldn't stop at one bottle!
I held off trying this, wanting to provide more cellar time to a reported great wine. But, with Wine Access then offering more of this vintage and also the '07, I took the plunge - ordering more and opening a bottle. It was outstanding, despite being young it was very smooth - excellent bouquet and a rich finish. Couldn't stop at just one bottle, the second was as good as the first! I'm sure it will only improve with time.
It takes about 3 hours to appreciate this cuvee fully. As aeration
progresses, the Grenache's bouquet with some discordant
notes gradually fades, and Syrah assumes the reins of power.
Then the Gargantuan concentration presents its earthy
Outstanding wine for the price.
We enjoyed a bottle of this with grilled beef and lamb kabobs with Mediterranean seasonings. It was fabulous! Very expressive after about 1.5 hours and just a delight. I have eight left, and I hope to enjoy them over the next few years with various grilled fare. Great wine!
Drink now and make notes of future tastings
We actually opened by mistake w/i few days of receiving the wine and it was awesome. Can only anticipate what the other bottles will be like in the future.
Very Interesting CDP
I have held off drinking any of this for nearly a year after it was first offered and have had one now only because you recently offered more. Utterly smooth, velour like and very rich, this is unlike any CDP I've ever tasted. This may be due to the relatively small Grenache content or it may be due to the fact I'd had a taco salad before opening a bottle to have on its own. The next bottle will get that sorted out. Regardless, the wine is excellent, with absolutely no hard edges. Being much more refined that the typical Grenache dominated CDP, this does not demand something from the grill, though it could certainly handle it. I'm sure I'll figure out something to go with it. Nice wine!
unbelievably great finish to this wine
wow how could it be so well priced
It certainly does take time to enjoy this wine now; aerated and decanted 3 hours before drinking and I think thi sis still maturing. Very silky and enjoyable now but glad I bought a case so I can keep checking over the next several years
Where's the OWC?
A case of CdP of this caliber should offer an original wood case (OWC) to those of us who bought a full case at one time and would like the OWC for long term storage of this wine.
How about offering this option to customers who want the "wood?"
Nice but warm
I just received a case of this and after several days opened my first bottle. The wine is young and had just arrived and to be fair I'd like to reserve judgement but it was rich, full and quite nice for a wine so young. We enjoyed it with roasted grass fed beef. Grenache has a propensity for alcohol and this is where the warmth comes from. That said, I can't wait to open the next bottle.
This is an execellent wine and is surely to get better with age.
Will have to try this again, but in 2013 it was undrinkable. Best use for my case was to give as dinner gifts to non-discerning friends.
Did not like this wine at all at first. Somewhat better on the 2nd and 3rd nights.
May as well drink this wine right from the bottle as lacking any distinct character - the wine I tasted upon openning did not develop at all after 2 hours. Perhaps I expected more.
Very strong thick presentation, maybe will mellow on shelf,not ready now
What a worthless wine. Had I paid 15 dollars for this I would have been disappointed-but $47 I must have been overwhelmed by the fulsome hype over this really rather nondescript wine. It lacks depth, it lacks finish-in short it lacks everything but alcohol--and that I can get for a lot less than the price asked. What was the guru Mr Parker thinking? Who knows? But if he ranks this so highly, I would discount any further wine evaluations from him.
My bottom line. Don't buy this. It is an absolute waste of money
bad bad bad
On my scale of 0=I had to spit it out, this is a 1=I didn't have to spit it out.