2008 13 Blackbirds (HdR auction lot)

This was a 2010 Hospice du Rhone auction lot so not available commercially. It had plunged into a nasty phase for about a 18 months (hard, mean, snarling beast). It has come out the other end I'm glad to say. Intense blackberry nose. Intense dark fruit, blackberries, grilled meat, blueberries, cracked black pepper. Hints of cherry on the midpalate. Firm tannins, great acidity, good balance. The finish is long and lingering with dark fruits and spice. Needs another 2 years or so to peak and can go out 7 or 8 years easily. "A-" with an upside. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre. Winemakers were Russell From, McPrice Myers and Augie Hug.


Edited by Charlie Chadwick (10-28-2019 11:38:46)