1999 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape
A complex and concentrated blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault and other Rhône varietals, is true to La Nerthe's reputation for intense, long-lived wines. The wine is deeply colored with pronounced "floral red fruit and mineral aromas," spicy flavors develop in the glass and the wine lingers on the palate with "very good length."
International Wine CellarRed-ruby. Sappy, liqueur-like aromas of raspberry, blackberry and violet, along with an exotic suggestion of poire Silky and voluminous; offers an especially enveloping texture for a '99 but ripe acids give it lovely purity and definition. Still youthfully tight on the back end, but long and aromatic.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 88.5 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 19 notes)