Monday, January 16, 2012
Domaine Chaume-Arnaud Vinsobres, 2004
The color is turning slightly, but this wine still has a deep, dark color with good saturation. The nose has always been a bit tight, but the flavors have opened up nicely, showing a good stage of maturity. Black fruits, licorice and black pepper with a touch of lavender on the finish. Very rich, concentrated mouth feel. As I taste this wine alongside the 1998 Clos Saint Jean les Calades, I get a good comparison/contrast of Southern Rhone styles and stages of maturity. Very different; I love both.