26 January 2011

Olivet Oyl

Clos du Mont-Olivet 2007 Côtes-du-Rhône Montueil-la-Levade (Rhône) – Is there a hefty mourvèdre component here? (I suppose I could just check the web, but it’s more fun guessing.) The delicious, sweaty meativore component is just too evocative, no matter the source. This tastes far more mature than its vintage would indicate, but it’s still so structured and masculine that I think more age wouldn’t hurt. On the other hand, why wait. It’s absolutely compelling now. (11/10)


David B said...

I've tried aging prior vintages with poor results. It always seems like such a good idea, but it is better to just drink up. Of course that's not a hardship.

thor iverson said...

It's a David C special, and I suspect he does not pay full retail, so it's even more welcome.