Domaine de la Janasse Merlot Blend Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange Terre de Bussière 2005
94-97 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Inky purple. Intense blackberry and raspberry preserve aromas show great depth and ripeness -no surprise, as Sabon told me that components of this are over 17.4% alcohol. Lush, creamy and almost liqueur-like in sweetness, but with good acid lift to the ripe boysenberry and blackberry flavors. Tannins sneak in on the back but are overwhelmed by the sheer weight of fruit. Stains the palate with dark fruit flavors. This was one of the highlights of my trip.
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Glorious full, aromatic gentle Rhone with complex hydrocarbon hints and massive fruit. Aged in our 'cellar' for six years and opened for a special occasion, a respectful hush fell around the table as people took their first sips. If you've ever spent too much on a Chateauneuf - look out for this.