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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine & Spirits
Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Item no. 88591
Number 20 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 5% Mourvèdre and others from 45 year-old vines. A deep dark red in the glass with aromas of spices and mature red fruits. In the mouth, round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits. A very rich wine full of harmony and balance.
Serve with: Red meat, game bird and cheese.
"...the 2003 Chateauneuf-du-Pape fully deserves a place alongside its more renowned siblings, with elegant refinement and subtle, soil-driven intensity. Its dark, pungent flavors of black cherry and spiced plum are richly prominent..."
-Wine & Spirits
"...a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of new saddle leather, garrigue, pepper, kirsch, and blackberries. Dense, full-bodied, and tasty..."
"Very rich and deep, with powerful, jammy raspberry and cherry flavors, dusty tannins and a long, chocolatey finish...
-International Wine Cellar