Believe the hype, on the 2007 vintage in the Rhone. It’s an absolute knockout, if this wine is anything to go by. Arguably the best value Chateauneuf du Pape we will have in store all year from this outstanding vintage it is a wine not to be missed. Deep black & red berry fruits on a perfumed nose that has a lot going on. Spice, lavender, licorice, dried herbs, & more lead onto a palate that is a mouthful of sweet yet firm dark fruits. More licorice, some meaty characters & smoky notes dominate, yet the wine is layered with plenty of depth & structure, there is a tautness in the acid that suggests a long life ahead. The finish is rich & long yet the aftertaste remains bright & fresh. Delicious.
Tasted alongside a superb bottle of 1989 Chateauneuf du Pape from Mont Redon the 07 will enjoy the same life over the next 21years.
Highly recommended. FWC