Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape, which achieved
15.5% natural alcohol, exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with a big,
sweet nose of framboise, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, roasted
herbs, and hints of licorice as well as incense. Full-bodied, opulent, and
fleshy with light to moderate tannin in the finish, it should drink well
for 15 or more years. This brilliant estate in the northern sector of Chateauneuf
du Pape is admirably run by Sophie and Catherine Armenier. They continue
to fine tune the wines produced at this biodynamically farmed vineyard,
and their white Chateauneuf du Pape is now one of the three or four finest
of the appellation. 91-93
Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb
Bright red. Energetic red berry and cherry
aromas are brightened by minerals, dried flowers and anise. Racy redcurrant
and wild strawberry flavors are braced by youthful tannins and become sweeter
with air, finishing with great snap and sappy length. Reminds me of an elegant Chambolle-Musigny.
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