TN: 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S.

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TN: 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S.

#1 Post by k s h i n » December 6th, 2018, 6:49 pm

  • 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S. - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (12/6/2018)
    Still quite saturated but slightly brown tinted color. Beautiful mature nose displaying ripe red fruit, cherry syrup, cherry liqueur, a hint of dry cherry, fruitcake, caramel, strong tobacco, black pepper, soy, cinnamon, a hint of sous bois and mineral. Excellent concentration, concentrated sweet cherry, good density, quite fluid, bright acidity, strong irony mineral, still a hint of tannins and a long sweet cherry fruit driven finish with a hint cinnamon coming from the high alcohol content. The sweet ripe cherry fruit and tobacco reminds me Chateau Rayas. Excellent showing and a major surprise. (94 pts.)
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#2 Post by Corey N. » December 6th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Thanks for the great note. Probably not my cuppa, but I know a lawyer in Orlando who would be all over this wine.
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#3 Post by Gerhard P. » December 6th, 2018, 11:36 pm

k s h i n wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 6:49 pm
  • 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S. - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (12/6/2018)
    Still quite saturated but slightly brown tinted color. Beautiful mature nose displaying ripe red fruit, cherry syrup, cherry liqueur, a hint of dry cherry, fruitcake, caramel, strong tobacco, black pepper, soy, cinnamon, a hint of sous bois and mineral. Excellent concentration, concentrated sweet cherry, good density, quite fluid, bright acidity, strong irony mineral, still a hint of tannins and a long sweet cherry fruit driven finish with a hint cinnamon coming from the high alcohol content. The sweet ripe cherry fruit and tobacco reminds me Chateau Rayas. Excellent showing and a major surprise. (94 pts.)
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I don´t know this vintage, but the older Gramenons were wonderful wines ... I remember dearly a 1990 Ceps Centenaire ... great wine.
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#4 Post by Torstein H a v f l a k » December 7th, 2018, 12:44 am

Do you have any experience with recent vintages of Domaine Gramenon, Gerhard and Kevin?

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#5 Post by Laurent Gibet » December 7th, 2018, 2:12 am

I had an excellent "Gramenon à Pascal S 1995" in march 2013 (16,5/17).

"La mémé ceps centenaires 1990" was still very good in march 2004 (it needed time for some harmony). Not retasted.

September 2018, a very good Ceps Centenaires 2005.
Côtes-du-Rhône Gramenon La Mémé Ceps Centenaires 2005 : 16,5/20
Pensé à une syrah de Marlène Soria mais, comme c’est souvent le cas chez Gramenon, c’est le grenache qui prend cette apparence de syrah (tapenade d’olives noires, encre, subtiles inflexions fumées). Sucrosité mais tenue, pour un vin qui se boit avec plaisir (ce qui compte).

Summer 2017 :
Good Vinsobres Papesse 2014 (15/20)

Very good Sagesse 2015 :
Côtes-du-Rhône Gramenon Sagesse 2015 : 16,5/20
Dense, ouvert, net, plein fruit. Rien d’approximatif sur cette bouteille.
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#6 Post by Mike Evans » December 7th, 2018, 6:49 am

I drank my last 1995 Laurentides a few years ago and it was very good. I still have a little 1997 Sierra del Sud and 1998 Sagesse and Laurentides that I probably ought to drink.

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#7 Post by k s h i n » December 7th, 2018, 7:06 am

I have a very little experience with the producer. I was really surprised.
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#8 Post by Arv R » December 8th, 2018, 4:57 pm

I'd saved some Laurentides from the 90's for a decade plus, and there was something wrong when we opened them. Not sure what it was. I don't see this estate's bottling around much.

Glad someone got to see what the fuss was all about.
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#9 Post by Gerhard P. » December 9th, 2018, 2:52 am

Torstein H a v f l a k wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 12:44 am
Do you have any experience with recent vintages of Domaine Gramenon, Gerhard and Kevin?
Sorry, nothing after 2000 (when Phillippe died 1999)
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#10 Post by Laurent Gibet » December 9th, 2018, 4:10 am

Gerhard P. wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 2:52 am
Torstein H a v f l a k wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 12:44 am
Do you have any experience with recent vintages of Domaine Gramenon, Gerhard and Kevin?
Sorry, nothing after 2000 (when Phillippe died 1999)
I tasted interesting 2006 a few years ago.
Sagesse 2006 (88/100, three times, same ranking)
Mémé Ceps Centenaires 2006 (90/100)
A Pascal S 2006 (92/100).

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#11 Post by Stephen Williams » December 9th, 2018, 11:51 pm

I still have a few of the 1990 Ceps Centenaire in the cellar. It was drinking wonderfully last year. Most people thought it was a Rayas !
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#12 Post by Laurent Gibet » December 10th, 2018, 2:35 am

Stephen Williams wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 11:51 pm
I still have a few of the 1990 Ceps Centenaire in the cellar. It was drinking wonderfully last year. Most people thought it was a Rayas !
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Côtes-du-Rhône Gramenon A Pascal S 1995 : 16,5/17 – 2/3/2013
L’antithèse du vin précédent avec son profil « nature », aromatiquement ouvert, glissant/libéré (mais concentré et jeune pour son âge). Goûts de grenache : confiture de fraise, rose fanée, poivre, savon d’Alep, grenadine. Evocations ensorcelantes : Bonneau (2002) ?, Reynaud ?, Gramenon ?, Prieuré-Roch ?, …
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#13 Post by Markus S » December 10th, 2018, 5:26 am

Now that's a rare note! Don't think I've had a Gramenon wine since the late 90's.
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