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Has anyone tried this wine from bottle yet? I am getting my 2 bottles next week, after loving the barrel sample back in January. I am sure it has many years in front of it.

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Hey IW, did you ever taste this in bottle? A pile of us in Ontario just bought in on it but won't have it in hand for another 2-3 weeks.
 
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I have not tried it from bottle yet.

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I will be opening this in a couple weeks. My first of 2 from bottle. Has anyone tried this recently?

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I have a couple of bottles as well. Never had this type of cdp before.


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I also own a couple and haven't tried one yet. I'm mostly off CdP these days so I expect I wont really like this one. At the time the RP99 was appealing to me, now I'm nervous this is an indicator I'll dislike it.


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Tried one of my bottles in 2014 i believe. Massive, needs years. Beautiful nose though, intoxicating.


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Tried one of my bottles in 2014 i believe. Massive, needs years. Beautiful nose though, intoxicating.


If this is the one we tried it was excellent, even in its youth, and I do not like young CdP...ABryce's bottle was impeccably balanced and delicious.


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ABryce and Machine are dead on- it's drop dead gorgeous and so perfectly balanced. I hope to taste it again some day at maturity. Thanks for sharing this beauty, IW.


2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/20/2016)
Courtesy of M/M Italian Wino, decanted ahead of time. Notes of cherry liqueur, black raspberry and licorice. Full-bodied with medium tannins and flavors of raspberry, pepper, spice and lush red fruit. Very well-balanced, with good fruit, acid and structure. I went in expecting not to like this as my palate does not typically align with Parker's and I find his higher-scoring CdPs quite overdone, but this was gorgeous. Obviously young, but drinking well with a healthy decant. 95-96 pts. (95 pts.)

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I have a few bottles, bro, so I'm sure you'll get to taste it at some point - if you make it up to Toronto eventually!
 
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This wine is massively endowed and in your face but you still get the nuances of black raspberry, mouth coating tannins with a loooong finish with enough acid to keep it interesting and food friendly. I decanted this for 90 minutes, next time it will be for a few hours. Tons of hedonistic pleasure that requires more time in the bottle. 95 points that I believe will only go up with age. This wine is a true testament to the amazing vintage.

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