Ian Fitzsimmons wrote:2000 Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc
2001 Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf de Pape
Decanted about half an hour. Dark red, nose of garrigue, smoke and cherries. Flavors to match, slight early hardness and acid bite smoothing with additional time to make a pleasing round mouthful. Medium-bodied with some tannins on the moderate finish, though not unpleasant. I would grade this a solid B, a bit below St. Cosme Gigondas, which has become something a of a S. Rhone benchmark for me.
This seems pretty ready to me – I’d be interested in whether more experienced CDP tasters expect this to improve. Not a natural with roast chicken – needs some mellow red meat. $19-21 pre-release at McArthurs in WDC.
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