...It reminds me of what Henri Bonneau's utterly perfect 1990 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins tasted like at two years of age. It has all the characteristics of the Janasse Vieilles Vignes in addition to a slightly later harvest and riper character. It gives the impression of having residual sweetness, but that is not the case as the appellation of Chateauneuf du Pape will declassify any wine with more than 0.3 grams per liter of residual sugar. The glycerin level is high, and the alcohol content must be around 16.5% as this offering is incredibly massive, rich, and obviously meant for long-term aging. I can't wait to taste it out of bottle. There are only two demi-muids, which works out to about 2,000 bottles, so the lucky few who have an opportunity to purchase it, should not pass it up. Robert Parker
Go big or go home
Go big or go home9.5
With Jeff Leve
With Jeff Leve9.6
WOTN!! Delicious in every way!
WOTN!! Delicious in every way!9.9
Came in a close second in my WOTN in the blind tasting. Raspberry, Mocha and blackberry delight. I had guessed new world because it was so fruit forward. I can't even imagine this wine in 10 years. It could mature to perfection.
Came in a close second in my WOTN in the blind tasting. Raspberry, Mocha and blackberry delight. I had guessed new world because it was so fruit forward. I can't even imagine this wine in 10 years. It could mature to perfection.9.8
Omg- this was my WOTN
Omg- this was my WOTN10