Prisoner Orin Swift Napa 2003

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Jammy black currant and blueberry fruit greet the nose showing off a bit of a pruny edge with very black peppery top notes and a slightly dusty ch... Read more

Aromatic, some white flowers aromas. Fresh in mooth, you feel peach sirup, and it has a quite long finish. To pair with lobster. Read more

Clean and fresh, bursting with fruit and spices. Full-bodied, it delivers some game, truffle, vanilla notes. Itrsquo;s distinctive and ought to rev... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Prisoner Orin Swift Napa

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,283
2.50 5
02/06/2013

Jammy black currant and blueberry fruit greet the nose showing off a bit of a pruny edge with very black peppery top notes and a slightly dusty character. In the mouth this has surprisingly intact acid, offering decent brightness and height in the mouth with lovely blackberry fruit but here is a fair amount of alcohol showing here, and while the fruit does show nice purity the wine is not particularly well balanced. 84pts


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Snooth User: Olivier
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4.00 5
07/22/2007

Aromatic, some white flowers aromas. Fresh in mooth, you feel peach sirup, and it has a quite long finish. To pair with lobster.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Clean and fresh, bursting with fruit and spices. Full-bodied, it delivers some game, truffle, vanilla notes. Itrsquo;s distinctive and ought to reveal wonderful terroir with age, but for now it hasnrsquo;t come together. Needs time. Drink now through 2020.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The opaque ruby/purple colored 2000 Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape offers a profoundly sweet perfume of melted licorice, blackberries, and black cherries backed up by loads of glycerin, full body, and moderately high but sweet, well-integrated tannin. There is a seamlessness to the 2000 that will make it accessible early in life, and thus atypical of Beaucastel. The 1985 behaved in this manner when young, but the 2000 possesses even more stuffing. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2025. Like its 2001 sibling, it is a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvegrave;dre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance other permitted varietals.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Beaucastel has made another great Chacirc;teauneuf du Pape in 1990. In stylistic terms, it is completely different from the profound 1989. The color is opaque black/ruby/ purple, and who can complain about the perfume of smoked meats, coffee, hickory, oriental spices, and black raspberries? In the mouth, the wine, while concentrated, full-bodied, and extremely rich, displays harder tannins, slightly higher acidity, and comes across as a more muscular, austere example of Beaucastelhellip; will not be approachable young, and will need at least 6ndash;7 years in the cellar.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Year after year Francois Perrin produces wines of elegance, charm and style. A blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and 20% miscellaneous varietals, this is a big, rich, full-bodied, luscious wine that is delicious young, but will last for 15ndash;20 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The profound, inky purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the great classic Beaucastels of recent years. It may be even better than its three immediate predecessors. The Perrins find the 2001 reminiscent of their 1990, a vintage that is drinking gloriously today. The 2001rsquo;s sumptuous bouquet of black fruits, saddle leather, underbrush, truffles, roasted herbs, cigar tobacco, and earth is followed by a concentrated, full-bodied wine with a penetrating intensity yet splendid freshness and vibrancy. This magnificent, majestic Beaucastel should hit its peak in a decade, and last 25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2030+.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2004 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is far superior to the 2003, a wine of considerable richness, tremendous intensity, and impressive definition and length. Usually a blend of 40% Mourvedre, 40% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, Counoise, and other varietals, the 2004 shows a dense purple color to the rim and a big, sweet nose of licorice, blackberries, pepper, Asian tea, spice, and a balsamic note. The wine has fabulous richness, great freshness, full body, and sweet, velvety-textured tannins. This wine should be approachable young, but hit its peak in about 7ndash;8 years, and last for two decades or more.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The prodigious 1999 Beaucastel boasts aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with cassis, licorice, roasted meats, leather, and truffles. While it does not possess much fat or precociousness, it displays definition and elegance. This is a full-bodied, concentrated, classic Beaucastel. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2025.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: pale yellow. Nose: acacia flowers, honey. Palate: very rich and smooth.

Colour: pale yellow. Nose: acacia flowers, honey. Palate: very rich and smooth.

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