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2003 Ch. La Gardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Tasted blind 1/17/07 at BYO tasting.

Med. ruby color, great nose of lush red & black fruits, sweet earth, complex & savory on palate, fresh finish.
91 pts.
 
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Thanks for the note. This stuff is ubiquitous up here, so I'll have to give it a try.
 
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Good luck trying to store that in a wine cabinet Mad


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Originally posted by ArieS:
Good luck trying to store that in a wine cabinet Mad


Very true. I have a couple of 98's in my cellar and they don't fit in the racks.
 
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I opened another bottle tonight; this wine already seems to be fading a bit. The fruit seems a touch raisined, and the finish shows quite a bit of acidity & dryness. Still a solid wine, but I'm not sure the 03 CdPs are built for the long haul.
 
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Good to know. I am sitting on a case of mixed 03 CdPs. Maybe it is time to start trying a few of the regular cuvees.


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I opened a 2003 Janasse Chaupin over last weekend and it was nice but I dont think it's going to improve alot with extended cellar time.
 
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I inserted another bottle of this into a blind Grenache lineup last night. This bottle seemed fresher and less raisined than the last, showing zesty strawberry/raspberry fruit; dense, chewy, still has lots of structure & tannin making it seem a tad backward. Now I'm thinking there's no hurry to drink this wine up, assuming proper storage.
89 pts.
 
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Tonight's bottle of this wine showed significantly better than the last couple of times. Perfectly sound cork. Minerals, fruit & just a hint of secondary flavors are emerging. No awkwardness on the palate as it has come into nice balance, although still with noticeable acidity. I'd bump it back up to a 91 based on this last bottle.
 
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