A blend of two-thirds Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah and Mourvedre with a touch of Cinsault from 60-old-vines, all aged in old wood foudres, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is deep and full-bodied. One of the great buys of the vintage, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of black raspberries, incense, Asian plum sauce, garrigue and licorice. With stunning concentration and purity, a full-bodied texture and a long finish, it still has some tannins to shed, so give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15-20.
(65% grenache, 15% syrah, 15% mourvedre and 5% cinsault): Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cherry and lavender, with a spicy nuance that gains strength with air. Juicy and seamless, offering energetic red fruit flavors along with a refreshingly bitter taste of orange pith. Finishes spicy and long, with good clarity and lingering florality.
Certified organic. Palestor, Cabrières 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. 12 months in foudre. 30,000 bottles. Dark crimson. This looks particularly 'thick.' Light, lifted nose. Lots of ripe fruit and a heavy cloak of fine tannins. Notably dense and very embryonic indeed. But this promises well. Drink 2018-2030.
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