(2009 Vintage) Dark ruby with some development at the rim. Already quite a complex nose with garrigue notes. Lots of sweet fruit but lots of charm and even a certain amount of transparency too.
Robert Parker"Readers who love kirsch liqueur intermixed with ground pepper and almost a liqueur of herbes de Provence and earth will go bonkers over the character and concentration of the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Etienne Gonnet. This wine is so gorgeous now it is hard to believe it is actually going to age that well, but knowing this wine from the 1990 vintage, which is somewhat similar, it ages beautifully for 12-15 years." "Medium red. Powerful, pungent aromas of jammy cherry, lavender and rose oil,...
International Wine CellarMedium red. Powerful, pungent aromas of jammy cherry, lavender and rose oil, tarragon, espresso and dates are almost overwhelming. Thick, viscous and sweet on the palate, with superripe cherry, cassis, creme de mure and mocha flavors building impressively through the long, velvety finish, which comes across today as virtually tannin-free. Dramatic, lush and very sexy.
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/06