2009 Domaine de la Côte de l’Ange Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (9/16/2018)
Day 1: Very much an Old School Effort! Sauvage, mushrooms, red currants and spice. On the palate picks up some nice rose petals and soy. Medium plus finish and good acidity. This is an amazing value!!! 92 points
Day 2: Even more intense with Garrique, spice, smoked sausage, more intense red currants and soy. Medium plus and more concentrated than day 1. This is a rock star for an amazing price! Old School in the House. 93 points
Day 3: Decline in quality. A bit sour on the finish and the fruit not nearly as vibrant. 85 points
Recommendation: No doubt this is drink sooner than later after seeing the steady decline on day 3. I would decant a few hours and enjoy. Drink now to 2020. (93 points)
This wine was purchased at WineStreet Spirits on sale for $24.97.