Dark and dense, this very powerful Châteauneuf oozes dark chocolate, black currant, tar, mineral, grilled beef and roasted chestnut flavors that just won't quit. Yet despite its exotic range of flavors, it has a pure, silky core of fruit that remains steadfast through the extremely long finish. An awesome young wine. Best from 2006 through 2024. *Top 100 of 2004, Highly Recommended* (JM)
More open and exuberant than the 2000, with a sweeter core of fruit, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape tastes like the essence of this region, with its garrigue, leather, ground herbs and sweet, licorice-laced blackberry fruit. It too is medium to full-bodied, balanced and beautifully textured on the palate, with a mature, yet still youthful profile that’s perfect for prime- time drinking over the coming 2-4 years. (JD)
A great showing by this bottle and the 2001 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a textbook, old-school Châteauneuf that delivers gorgeous garrigue, sweet cherry, mineral, and licorice aromatics, a full-bodied, textured mouth feel, impeccable balance, and an overall classical feel. While superb now and showing solid complexity and youthful fruit, this should continue to shine for another 10-12 years.
Bright, deep red. Exotic aromas of raspberry liqueur, flowers, garrigue and pepper. Dense and thick, with impressive solidity but also a compellingly velvety texture and terrific verve in the mouth. Chewy flavor of raspberry liqueur. Builds and builds on the palate-staining, tactile finish. Has the sheer extract and structure to support extended bottle aging. (ST)
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