The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape reveals Grenache’s powerful side in its intense kirsch, licorice, peppery aromatics. An opulent attack is followed by a multilayered, full-bodied mid-palate along with considerable structure and headiness in the finish. This is a large-scaled
ESTATE PRICE! Also superb, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache, 16% Syrah and the balance Mourvedre) is rich and voluptuously textured, with notions of black raspberry, kirsch, licorice, spice and underbrush all emerging from the glass. Perfumed and upfront, with medium to full-bodied depth and a seamless texture.
The 2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape shows a gorgeous nose of ripe fruit, new leather, earth and spice notes. Medium bodied in the mouth with a smooth, soft texture and nice precision.
The 2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault, primarily from very old vines. Mostly destemmed (depending on the vintage), the wine is aged for 18 months in old foudres. Showing a downright masculine bouquet of meaty dark fruits, iron, dried blood, pepper, and garrigue, the wine is...
ESTATE PRICE! Jeb Dunnuck "Shows a drop dead gorgeous nose of ripe, spicy fruit, roast herbs, licorice, stone and meat aromas. Medium to full bodied with a great texture, velvety tannins and plenty of length."