(2010 Vintage) The aroma is rich in fruits, almost candy-like. The taste is silky with cherry, licorice and a hint of alcohol. In a few years it will be certainly great more than it already is now.
WA100 Drink 2012-2032 There are 1,800 cases of the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Mon Aieul (100% tank-aged Grenache). It represents an awesome naked/virginal expression of Grenache from three vineyard parcels planted in sand, clay, and limestone soils. After tasting this wine on five separate occasions, I can state with certainty, it has the most saturated color of any Mon Aieul produced to date. Moreover, its perfume of blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, roasted meat juices, and lavender is incredible. Full-bodied power, a multilayered mouthfeel, tremendous purity, and awesome concentration put this wine in a class by itself. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape is still very young, and 3-4 years of cellaring is required. It should be a modern day legend and last for nearly two decades.
Colour: black, deep cherry, tawny hue. Nose: on the light side, tobacco, leather, touch of floral,. Fair amount acid and alcohol, though full, tannins and fruit equally matched, spice on front, partial bitter cherry, short finish. Good drinking now.
a little too weak.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Dark ruby-red. Flamboyantly aromatic nose combines fresh red berries, cherry cola, wild herbs, floral oils and grilled nuts. Lush and round but juicy, showing a sweet, concentrated berry and wild nut flavor that struck me as cross between a young vintage Port and a 30-year-old tawny. Intensely flavored and wonderfully sweet on the long finish, with superconcentrated raspberry and kirsch flavors.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage)
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Rating: 91+ - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar on 12/03
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/08/2012