(2011 Vintage) Medium ruby-garnet. With swirling and aeration, aromas of kirsch, orange zest, and sandalwood emerge from the glass. On the palate, a smooth-as-silk entry leads to flavors of cherry and smoked meats. Very captivating and interestingly, somewhat reminiscent of a red Burgundy. Medium-full bodied. A very elegant and pure wine that will age quite well.
cuttings thru Alban from Rayas RP 89-91. better than most reg CdP bottlings. opulent Grenache fruit with a more savoury Mourvèdre. really expands on palate. excellent oak integration added a touch of vanillin richness. exc balance. a touch of heat on finish does not detract from quality. 93 me