Tardieu-Laurent Chateaneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale 2006
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale, which includes 100% stems from a vineyard planted in pure sand in the Courthezon sector of Chateauneuf du Pape, has the classic kirsch liqueur notes with licorice, pine forest notes, and plenty of pepper. It is a noble, full-bodied style of Chateauneuf du Pape with superb purity and length. 92-94 points.
Rich, with a sappy intensity to the cassis and red plum fruit that pumps through, pushed by red licorice, raspberry ganache and incense notes. The long, detailed finish lets additional mocha and roasted vanilla hints chime in. Grenache. Drink now through 2024. 1,450 cases made.
Ruby-red. Seductive aromas of raspberry, Asian spices, smoky minerals and potpourri. Lively red fruit flavors show a silky texture and good mineral tang. A vivacious, seamless wine that's delicious right now. 91 points