(From 2011 Vintage) Lush and gorgeously ripe, with a beam of linzer torte and cassis coursing along, lined with blood orange, singed apple wood and bergamot notes. The bright, juicy finish relies on acidity, revealing the solid grip of the vintage.
(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Chateauneuf-du-Pape displays deep crimson color with aromas of ripe dark berries which turn to spices. On the palate, smooth and persistent with aromatic fullness.
Pair with red meat, rich dishes cooked in sauce, and meat terrines.
Wine AdvocateRating: (83-85) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/07