The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape was made from 70-80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Cinsault and Mourvedre that was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged all in old foudres. It sports a fully mature, amber color (Thierry said it was the "color of the old foudre") to go with classic game, blackberries, figs, spice and dried garrigue. Layered, full-bodied, ripe and evolved, it's a beautiful, fully mature Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the coming couple of years. As almost all high-quality Chateauneufs can, it will evolve for longer, but there's no upside here. (JD)
Good bright deep red. Deep aromas of roasted red fruits and underbrush. Large-scaled, rich and rather unrefined, with notes of cherry, leather, smoke and earth. Huge, mouthcoating, rather rustic finish. Not showing quite the verve it displayed from barrel a year ago but undeniably massive. (ST)
The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.