What's most impressive about this 11-year-old Cotes du Rhone is the way it smells and tastes on the second third day. The wine is mature but not fading.
The deep crimson color this wine had in its youth has faded to brick red, and there is a bit of sediment in the bottle. A good sign. Smells and flavors are also mature. Dried flowers, fresh berries and spice. Intriguing flavors and textures that seem to change with every sip. Ripe but with savory facets.
And these flavors are just as intense on Monday and Tuesday as they were on Sunday. (I'm a slow drinker.)
Domaine Sainte-Anne makes atypical Cotes du Rhones--worth aging at even the basic CDR level.