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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Other Info: Boutique Wines
Item no. 99098
This dark and brawny red has its back turned to us for now, though there's a pile of dark currant and blackberry fruit, bittersweet chocolate, bitter almond and mineral notes that ambitious folks will look forward to scaling after extended cellaring. A burly wine whose spiky minerality is not for the faint of heart. Best from 2006 through 2019. 250 cases made.
($54; a blend of 50% grenache, 25% syrah and 25% mourvedre) Full red-ruby color. Captivating aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, herbs, dried flowers, tree bark, resin and pepper; showing its mourvedre side today. Sappy, lively and dense, with tangy flavors of raw berries, tree bark, pepper, leather and minerals. Very distinct, silky Chateauneuf. This really clings to the palate and lingers.
The elegant, deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet offers up beautiful aromas of kirsch liqueur, flowers, cherries, currants, and a resiny note. Full-bodied, firmly tannic, and closed, with excellent delineation, structure, and purity, it requires 2-4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016.