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I've not been a huge buyer of the 03 CdP's but wanted to try this based on the price ($20) and the Parker/Tanzer reviews which put this in the not ... Read more
If you like CdP - you will love this. Great QPR. I just had a bottle last week (7/08) and it is drinking very well. But it still has more ti... Read more
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I've not been a huge buyer of the 03 CdP's but wanted to try this based on the price ($20) and the Parker/Tanzer reviews which put this in the not overripe camp. I poured it blind for YB and he called it immediately as an '03 CdP. Very dark, with a nose of dried apricots, superripe raspberries and a touch of spice. The palate was heavy, out of balance with searing tannins. I can see how some would enjoy this- the fruit is very much in your face and it is exotic- not my speed.
If you like CdP - you will love this. Great QPR. I just had a bottle last week (7/08) and it is drinking very well. But it still has more time to develop. I have another bottle and I think I will wait another 3-4 years before I consume it.
I was really impressed with this wine, which delivered a lot of classic chateauneuf flavor. Summer fruits, spice, and herbs dominated the palate and the aromas. Rich color showed very little bricking, even at 9 years, and there was a surprising freshness for an older wine. I'm thinking this could cellar for a few more years, though it is drinking very nicely now. Not the most complex chateauneuf, but one that I'd happily seek out and drink again.
Just awful- completely undrinkable. No obvious flaws (TCA, heat damage, etc.)
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Although winemaker Alexandre is a mere 27 years young he has grown-up in the vineyards and would tell you he’s been making wine for 20 years. His passion is expressed through his wines and truly shows in this fragrant, earthy and beautifully balanced syrah. Rosemary-Lamb would be a natural pair.
Dunkles Rubinrot; rote und schwarze Früchte, würzig; imposant geformt, geschmeidiger, ausgewogener Mittelteil mit einem frischen Kern und eleganten Tanninen.
1998 was a triumphant year in the southern Rhone grenache based reds are full with a fine tuned structure. Chante Cigale, as one of the more traditional, less commercial domaines in the region. Their Chateauneuf is built to last - with a significant helping of syrah and Mouvedre in the blend spiced up with a dash of Cinsault this wine is ready for a fine roast beef dinner tonight.
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