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91 Points, Wine Advocate - There are normally 3 or 4 vintages included in the blend and the current version includes the 2006 (about 30%), 2008 (about 10%), 2007 (about 10%) and the balance 2009. This is the best blend I have yet tasted of this cuvee. The wine reveals classic notes of garrigue, lavender, pepper, earth, sweet kirsch, roasted mushrooms and meat juices. Already drinking well, it should continue to provide pleasure over the next 5-8 years.
A one-of-a-kind bottle shape created in 1952 in collaboration with master glass craftsmen, this exclusive bottle shape is reminiscent of the wild vines in the Rhône Valley. This is a non-vintage wine because it is a blend of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape cuvees from various vintages, ensuring consistently high-quality wine. It comes as no surprise that this is one of the most popular Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines in the world.
The complex bouquet is warm and inviting, harmoniously combining aromas of dried fruit, wood, truffles, venison, and spice. On the palate, it is surprisingly soft on the first sip, but strong tannins lead to a powerful finish.
Pairs well with hearty dishes, particularly game meats. Also good with strong, aged cheeses.