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Tardieu-Laurent

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2016
93
Floral in nature, with a healthy slice of oak, deep, ripe, red berries, spice, pepper and stone to round things out. Concentrated, round and slightly fleshy, give this at least 5 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

Floral in nature, with a healthy slice of oak, deep, ripe, red berries, spice, pepper and stone to round things out. Concentrated, round and slightly fleshy, give this at least 5 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

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2015
93
Oaky, but once past the espresso, you find a lush, ripe, fresh, sweet, smoky, floral wine that delivers its core of thyme, bright cherries and stone with ease. The wine is concentrated, long and round, with an initial oaky presence. Once that subsides, this will be a more interesting wine.

Oaky, but once past the espresso, you find a lush, ripe, fresh, sweet, smoky, floral wine that delivers its core of thyme, bright cherries and stone with ease. The wine is concentrated, long and round, with an initial oaky presence. Once that subsides, this will be a more interesting wine.

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2013
90
Thyme, smoke and red fruits, with a touch of oak create the nose. Medium bodied, with a soft, forward round style, this will drink well early. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah.

Thyme, smoke and red fruits, with a touch of oak create the nose. Medium bodied, with a soft, forward round style, this will drink well early. The wine was made from a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah.

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2013
89
Oaky, medium bodied, soft and smooth, this modern styled wine will provide its black cherry, thyme, and round textures early.

Oaky, medium bodied, soft and smooth, this modern styled wine will provide its black cherry, thyme, and round textures early.

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2012
90
Still young as expected, Full bodied, concentrated, powerful, oaky and tannic, the fruit is there, but for now, the oak, licorice and smoke take center stage. Give this at least another 5-8 more years.

Still young as expected, Full bodied, concentrated, powerful, oaky and tannic, the fruit is there, but for now, the oak, licorice and smoke take center stage. Give this at least another 5-8 more years.

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2012
92
Still showing a bit of oak on the nose, the wine is round, plushly textured and offers its kirsch, black and red cherries, smoke, and thyme character with ease.

Still showing a bit of oak on the nose, the wine is round, plushly textured and offers its kirsch, black and red cherries, smoke, and thyme character with ease.

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2010
90
From 100% Old Vine Grenache, the wine offers an oak, licorice, ripe, sweet, fat, jammy black raspberry, herb and black pepper filled profile with lush textures and a round mouthful of fruit in the finish. I'd probably like this wine more if the oak was more subdued.

From 100% Old Vine Grenache, the wine offers an oak, licorice, ripe, sweet, fat, jammy black raspberry, herb and black pepper filled profile with lush textures and a round mouthful of fruit in the finish. I'd probably like this wine more if the oak was more subdued.

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2009
90
Concentrated, lush, round, fat and oaky, with licorice, black cherry, jam, and espresso on the nose and palate, Distinctively modern, with a plush character, if the oak becomes less apparent, this will be a better wine.

Concentrated, lush, round, fat and oaky, with licorice, black cherry, jam, and espresso on the nose and palate, Distinctively modern, with a plush character, if the oak becomes less apparent, this will be a better wine.

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2009
90
Dark in color, round and almost fat in texture, the wine is concentrated, the fruit is ripe, but there is a strong oaky sensation at this stage, which really needs to dissipate before this becomes fun to drink.

Dark in color, round and almost fat in texture, the wine is concentrated, the fruit is ripe, but there is a strong oaky sensation at this stage, which really needs to dissipate before this becomes fun to drink.

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2009
90
With an oaky starting point, the wine has layers of sweet, ripe, red fruits, smoke, espresso, thyme and licorice to offer. There is softness and round textures on the palate, but this is quite modern stylistically, and the oaky notes are still present from start to finish. It is a good wine, but I wish there was less of an oaky quality to the wine.

With an oaky starting point, the wine has layers of sweet, ripe, red fruits, smoke, espresso, thyme and licorice to offer. There is softness and round textures on the palate, but this is quite modern stylistically, and the oaky notes are still present from start to finish. It is a good wine, but I wish there was less of an oaky quality to the wine.

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2006
90
I do not get the high scores for these wines. Pepper, stone, coffee, smoke and blackberry notes are fine. The wine offers good concentration of flavor, but I find the aromas and plum, cassis and cherry finish to have too much oak. This might change with time, but I am not cellaring any. Still young and tanninc, this needs another decade before it might become more fun to drink. The wine is well made, but it fails to excite me.

I do not get the high scores for these wines. Pepper, stone, coffee, smoke and blackberry notes are fine. The wine offers good concentration of flavor, but I find the aromas and plum, cassis and cherry finish to have too much oak. This might change with time, but I am not cellaring any. Still young and tanninc, this needs another decade before it might become more fun to drink. The wine is well made, but it fails to excite me.

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2001
85
The fruit seems to have dropped. The wine was on the tart, cherry side that made it not that interesting to taste. Drink up before it loses more fruit.

The fruit seems to have dropped. The wine was on the tart, cherry side that made it not that interesting to taste. Drink up before it loses more fruit.

2,828 Views   Tasted
1999
90
This is one of those wines I just don't get. I bought a case. I continue working my way through it. There is a lot of ripe cherry, earth and bacon fat as well as soft, plush textures. Where is the problem? At 13 years of age, there is too much vanilla oak in the nose and mouth. It feels dry and woody in the finish. 6 bottles down, 6 more to go.

This is one of those wines I just don't get. I bought a case. I continue working my way through it. There is a lot of ripe cherry, earth and bacon fat as well as soft, plush textures. Where is the problem? At 13 years of age, there is too much vanilla oak in the nose and mouth. It feels dry and woody in the finish. 6 bottles down, 6 more to go.

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When first opened, the wine offered strong earth and barnyard scents which faded after 30 minutes. This was followed by licorice, crushed stone, kirsch liqueur, smoke and floral aromas. Full bodied, rich, fat and concentrated with ripe black cherry and plum flavors, this plush textured wine has become more interesting with age. The wood has integrated into the wine which is a much more fun drinking experience than it was a few years ago. This is close to mature and should drink best by the time the wine celebrates it's 20th birthday.

When first opened, the wine offered strong earth and barnyard scents which faded after 30 minutes. This was followed by licorice, crushed stone, kirsch liqueur, smoke and floral aromas. Full bodied, rich, fat and concentrated with ripe black cherry and plum flavors, this plush textured wine has become more interesting with age. The wood has integrated into the wine which is a much more fun drinking experience than it was a few years ago. This is close to mature and should drink best by the time the wine celebrates it's 20th birthday.

3,327 Views   Tasted
With a perfume filled with pepper, kirsch, herbs, fennel, jam and oak scents. This powerful, concentrated wine is rich, mouth filling and intense. Yet, even with all this power, there is enough freshness to give the spicy, kirsch and black raspberry finish lift and balance. This is starting to drink well and should continue to improve from here.

With a perfume filled with pepper, kirsch, herbs, fennel, jam and oak scents. This powerful, concentrated wine is rich, mouth filling and intense. Yet, even with all this power, there is enough freshness to give the spicy, kirsch and black raspberry finish lift and balance. This is starting to drink well and should continue to improve from here.

3,605 Views   Tasted
1999
93
Deep, dark full bodied, concentrated and fat. Oak, blackberry, stone, kirsch, pepper and spice box sensations are all over the place. This intense wine is still a baby. Give it at least another 5 more years. 93 Pts

Deep, dark full bodied, concentrated and fat. Oak, blackberry, stone, kirsch, pepper and spice box sensations are all over the place. This intense wine is still a baby. Give it at least another 5 more years. 93 Pts

3,295 Views   Tasted
1998
90
Blackberry, smoke, raisin, earth, charcoal and fresh herbs. Big, dense and concentrated, there is a lush, plum and blackberry quality to this juicy, modern styled Hermitage. I’d give it another 3-5 years to see how it develops.

Blackberry, smoke, raisin, earth, charcoal and fresh herbs. Big, dense and concentrated, there is a lush, plum and blackberry quality to this juicy, modern styled Hermitage. I’d give it another 3-5 years to see how it develops.

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1998
90
An oaky, modern expression of Cote Rotie. The wine has ample ripe fruit and freshness, but there is a dryness in the lushly textured finish from the oak that takes away from the overall experience. This is ready to drink.

An oaky, modern expression of Cote Rotie. The wine has ample ripe fruit and freshness, but there is a dryness in the lushly textured finish from the oak that takes away from the overall experience. This is ready to drink.

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Kirsch, earth, espresso bean, smoke, anise, plum, vanilla, olive tapenade, jam and stone create the perfume. Lush in texture, but there is a bit too much wood in the sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish.

Kirsch, earth, espresso bean, smoke, anise, plum, vanilla, olive tapenade, jam and stone create the perfume. Lush in texture, but there is a bit too much wood in the sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish.

2,786 Views   Tasted