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Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2016

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Lurid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry liqueur, cherry compote, exotic spices and candied lavender. Juicy, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering impressively concentrated and sharply delineated flavors of sappy red fruits, succulent herbs, spicecake and candied flowers that spread out steadily on the back half. Densely packed but also lithe in character, finishing with slow-building tannins that shape the exuberant red fruit on the extremely long, sappy and penetrating finish. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2019)

Lurid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry liqueur, cherry compote, exotic spices and candied lavender. Juicy, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering impressively concentrated and sharply delineated flavors of sappy red fruits, succulent herbs, spicecake and candied flowers that spread out steadily on the back half. Densely packed but also lithe in character, finishing with slow-building tannins that shape the exuberant red fruit on the extremely long, sappy and penetrating finish. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2019)

9.7

Makoto Someya

Just 2 weeks. But in blind tasting, difficult to find it. Not just concentrated, lots of various flavor with balanced. @5235, tatong, 190714

Just 2 weeks. But in blind tasting, difficult to find it. Not just concentrated, lots of various flavor with balanced. @5235, tatong, 190714

9.0

Makoto Someya

Even2016, new released vintage, quite concentrated covered rough fruity taste caused due to young vintage. Balanced at really high level. @5585, tatong, 190628

Even2016, new released vintage, quite concentrated covered rough fruity taste caused due to young vintage. Balanced at really high level. @5585, tatong, 190628

9.2

Hanibal

Infanticide but I needed to taste as next one will be in 6-7 years. What a wonderful wine. At the beginning it was closed but after 2 hours it opened up giving dark ripe red and black fruit. Kirsch, herbs some licorice and refined tannins. Goes on very long. Yes it is ripe, yes there is heat however the acidity and mineral core of this wine will take it super long in time. Can't wait to see how this will be in 10 years but I know it will be a very good wine.

Infanticide but I needed to taste as next one will be in 6-7 years. What a wonderful wine. At the beginning it was closed but after 2 hours it opened up giving dark ripe red and black fruit. Kirsch, herbs some licorice and refined tannins. Goes on very long. Yes it is ripe, yes there is heat however the acidity and mineral core of this wine will take it super long in time. Can't wait to see how this will be in 10 years but I know it will be a very good wine.

9.4

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  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

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