Reply to "Vintages January 19 2013"

Originally posted by ABryce:
Awesome, thanks for the note! Do you think it would reward with more time in the cellar?

No doubt it's meant for the long haul as it truly came across as more northern Rhone in style..The vibrancy and structure should make this a wine with a long life..

The subjective part is 'will it reward' more time and my short answer is it's drinking so beautifully now, why bother waiting but there were a few 'pros' that said it should evolve more over the 3-4 years, but does that mean better? Who knows....

On a side note, had the Tournon from this release on Sunday night and it was almost as wonderful and a real steal for $30:

My note in CT:

Not quite as good as the Malakoff, but still a stunning very 'Northern Rhone' style Shiraz that was absolutely delicious after an hour or so of aeration, the future of 'serious' Aussie reds? - Dark red, full bodied with a nose of plum, blueberry, raspberry, meat, pepper and vanilla, impeccably integrated and structured, silky smooth on the palate with excellent length, very tasty! (93 Points). (88 views)

Nice stuff, hat's off to Mr. Chapoutier..


- Ian