We started the retrospective with the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is a wine I've always loved from this estate. About as Provencal as they come, with tons of herbes de Provence, sweet cherries, garrigue, incense and spice, it has full-bodied richness, a big core of sweet fruit and a layered texture. Count yourself lucky if you have a case of this in the cellar. I'd happily drink it today, but it has another 15+ years of prime drinking. (JD)
Quite rich, with voluptuous cherry preserves, red currant paste and linzer torte notes are racing along, inlaid with mouthwatering toasted spice, anise and graphite flavors all driving through the finish. Long and grippy, yet fresh and very well-defined. Feels like this should flesh out even more with cellaring. (JM)
Vivid ruby. Red berry preserves and potpourri on the exotically perfumed nose. Deep and intensely fruity but light on its feet, offering an array of red and dark fruit flavors lifted by peppery spices. Shows no rough edges and finishes with excellent clarity, cut and length. This wine is surprisingly approachable now. (JR)
Gamey and interesting on the nose with concentration and drama. Not too much alcohol though the tannins are certainly there and will have to be waited for. Full-blooded Châteauneuf but no specious sweetness.
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