Saturday, January 19, 2008

2004 Gerin Syrah Côte-Rôtie Champlin le Seigneur

Nicely balanced and perfumed with lavender, musk and vanilla; railroad track iron, meaty, herbs, currant, cherry, slightly tart. 3,080 cases; $49; 4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

2005 Coume del Mas Collioure, France Schistes

Very dark; aromas that are floral, manure, earthiness/wet earth, black fruit, cassis, leather, nice oak with slight alcohol burn; full-bodied and spicy with sweet oak, oregano, good acid balance, very interesting floral up the back palate, feels like it could come together with more age; perfect with a rare grilled burger with A1 sauce. $26; 4 out of 5 stars.