(60% grenache, 35% syrah and 5% mourvedre; aged in a combination of concrete tanks and barriques): Bright purple. Ripe dark berries on the nose, with floral and herbal nuances adding complexity. Round, sappy and smooth, offering deep, sweet blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a hint of warmth on the back end. Finishes with very good power and length, leaving dark fruit notes behind.
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (made from the same blend as the 2011) is incredibly rich, concentrated and complex. The best value in their portfolio, it offers a dark plum/purple color along with copious notes of garrigue, pepper, licorice, black raspberries and kirsch. A super, full-bodied Chateauneuf with terrific purity and palate presence, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.
Breathtaking dark fruit flavors lead to a stunning display of fig, boysenberry coulis, blueberry paste and anise-steeped black currant all backed by ganache and black tea. The muscle shows up on the pure and balanced finish, characterized by tarry grip and drive. Best from 2015 through 2030. (Web Only- 2012)
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