2000 Dom. de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape
A deliciously approachable Cotes du Rhone, rosemary scented with nice black fruit flavors and a smooth finish. The predominance of Grenache grapes gives body and structure, combined with Syrah for elegant fruit and enlivened with touches of Mourvedre and Cinsault. A tailored vinification process, designed to give supple, aromatic wines for easy drinking, but they still have "broad shoulders".
International Wine CellarDeep red-ruby. Black cherry, licorice and a minty nuance on the nose. Supple on entry, then fresh and fairly intense in the middle, with bitter cherry, licorice and mint flavors. Finishes with a suggestion of cranberry, and dusty, slightly dry tannins that reach the teeth.