Domaine les Hautes Cances Côtes du Rhône Tradition Rouge 2005

2005 Domaine Les Hautes Cances Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Tradition Rouge – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (6/17/2008)
While clearly a classy wine at the price level, this isn’t expressing itself much on the first day; very closed. Will try again tomorrow. Second day: Meat, spices and pepper on the nose. The palate has opened up a bit: black fruit, spice, kirsch, and pepper. While balanced, this is clearly still too young. Put the rest away to try again tomorrow. Good qpr. After two days this was still going strong, with more black fruit and prune aromas on the nose and palate; still a rather structured wine, in need of some bottle age. (88 pts.)