Dom Galévan CdR Paroles de Femme is quite impressive quality for only $13.50 @ LCBO.
i have really enjoyed the past 3 vintages of the Champauvins (especially considering QPR). i would add that is is a little New World in profile, at least to my palate.
I had the '10 Champauvins last night off a restaurant list. It was very rich without being overripe. And I could see how it could be considered a little New World in profile, or at least that it didn't seem overtly rhonish. A nice wine though.
"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
I'm drinking this wine tonight. It's showing pretty well IMO. I like the dried herb notes that play against the bright berry fruit. I wonder if St. Cosme ever has a mis-step?
I wonder if it was the 7 months or bottle variation.
Just one more sip.
It certainly might be able to use a little more time. A slight bit more fruit was showing on the second night. I kind of like the tannic grip on younger CdR's though, so this may just be a preference thing. I should probably hide some of these at a friends house a couple of years to see how they change.
Having the 2010 Charvin Le Poutet tonight. Pretty decent, but nothing special at this point. There should be some left for tomorrow, so we'll see. Somewhat light-medium mouthfeel, blackberries, tar, spice.This message has been edited. Last edited by: billhike,
I popped one tonight, it's pretty good! Very dry style with definite tannic backbone. Aromas show a lot of complexity alternating herbal, berry & smoky/meaty notes. Not enough length or intensity to merit an outstanding score, but I'd give this around 87-88.
2010 St. Cosme Deux Albion. Flirty, silky red fruited entry. Tightened up after an hour. Really nice. 90-91.
More charming than the Andezon. I'd suggest firing it open and pouring it around or let it breathe for 4 hours as suggested by Board-O. Or mid-term cellar it for 2-3 years. I'll buy this again.
According to WS, this was the 9th or 10th best bottling in 2010 by St. Cosme. All under $100. They have this in the low 90s. Tasted blind, with more stacked up in support right below it. Perhaps an accident or maybe Mr. Molesworth's style. I don't know, but tasting this... I'm impressed.
2010 Perrin Family, CdR Villages, Cairanne, Peyre Blanche
Hard to beat this one for less than $20 around here. The grenache dominates this easy to drink CdR. Cellaring not required. I'll give it a 90.
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