Ruby in color with a brick rim and medium intensity.
Nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, oak, light vanilla, earth, vegetables, wet leaves, spices, tobacco leaf, black tea, barnyard, black pepper and light bell pepper.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, barnyard, green vegetables, herbs, chocolates, wood, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather and smoke.
Short finish with no tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This is a nicely aged Côtes du Rhône. Showing great complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Not fully balanced any longer, but still very drinkable. I didn’t expect it to be where it was. What a nice surprise.
Drinking this 41 year old is a great experience. I kept smelling on it for a long time.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime.
I paired it with light appetizers.
13% alcohol by volume.