This is a medium ruby wine with medium(+) intensity of ripe plum, prune, red currant, black cherry, violet, anise seed, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, leather, and forest floor notes.
Tannins are ripe, fine-grained, and well-integrated. Alcohol is high!!! 16% ABV.
This is a ripe, full-bodied, and high octane wine that has great potential for further aging. I’m excited to revisit down the road.
Clos Saint Jean Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge (2019) — 21 days ago
Delicious even though it’s past its prime. Richer than other CDP. Nice aroma and a well balanced palate. Gentle and subtle but very tasty. Definitely get more! — 16 days ago
Notes from December 2022 still apply. Pale to mid lemon in colour. Aromas of apple pie this time around. A medium to full bodied white - a note of rockmelon (cantaloupe) a good white for winter - Medium minus acid with good length. Drinking at its peak. — 24 days ago
Gorgeous, traditional and generous.
Not too sweet, not too rustic; right in the middle 🎯
Soft notes of plums, black cherries, beefstew, garrigue, brown spices and a whiff of hearty umami nuances like porcini, sundried tomatoes and vegemite/soysauce.
Well balanced, medium bodied and full of detail and finesse. Great stuff. — 20 days ago
More darkfruited than the 1999, leather and some Brett, youthful, needs time, very fine CdP!! — 3 days ago