Sine Qua Non (SQN) Atlantis Grenache 2005 750mL

$320.00 

Year: 2005

Winery: Sine Qua Non

RATING: RP97

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Tasting Notes

2005 SQN Atlantis Grenache - Reviewed in June 2008 with no tasting note provided. Note from Aug 2007 Barrel tasting (96-98): The only 2005 Grenache I tasted is the 2005 Atlantis Fe 203-2a, a blend of 93% Grenache and 7% Syrah. About 50% of this cuvee was produced from whole clusters, and nearly all of it came from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard. Approximately 40% new oak was utilized, and the wine is scheduled to be bottled after two years in wood. The aromas reveal a distinctive chocolatey note along with the tell-tale blackberry, cassis, kirsch, licorice, camphor, and floral characteristics. Deep, complex, and full-bodied with a roasted meat-like flavor, despite its size and richness, the overall impression is one of elegance and phenomenal definition. It should drink well for 10-15+ years.