This is at its peak. A delicious mature Chateauneuf. Elegant red berry fruit accented by hints of raspberry and strawberry preserves. Baking spices and rose petals add to the complexity. A wonderfull soft, supple mouthfeel leads to a silky smooth finish.
Author Daniel BSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 06/14/2003Drink Dates 2003-2007
Made from thirty year old vines, this wine?s cepage consists of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 5% each of Mourvedre and Cinsault. Medium purple red color with an attractive full nose of sandalwood, mint, sage, pepper, green stems, and leather. The wine?s bouquet is quite enticing at present. On the palate, high acidity and prominent tannins dominate with some light rather desiccated fruit peeking through. The wine turns a touch bitter on the finish.