Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alain Corcia 2006 "Creme de la Creme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

I was intending to age this a little more, but after working for almost two weeks straight (we're building a new website, hooray overtime!!!) and a certain someone getting his doctorate, I decided this was deserved!!

It's a dark, opaque, inky purple, with lots of red, ripe fruits on the nose. A little black plum, some smoke, tobacco, black pepper, and something meaty, almost leathery on the nose.

The mouth is more smoke and definitely tar, pepper, leather, raspberry, violets, and some plum. It seems the focus is more on savory meat-type things than fruit, definitely old world! It finishes nicely, with a bit more of the violet character coming through. It seems a bit tight right now, I bet it would be beautiful and dusty in about three years!!!

All in all, not bad for instant gratification!!