WINE ADVOCATE –30 OCT 2008 – N°179

(93-95) –potentially prodigious, it boasts a dense ruby/purple hue along with sumptuous aromas of black raspberries, kirsh, licorice, pepperr, and Asioan spices. Ripe, full-bodied, incredibly pure, and multi-dimensionnal, the finish lasts for nearly 50 seconds. This fabulous Châteauneuf-du-Pape will compete with the top wines of this stunning vintage. It should drink beautifully for two decades.