WINE ADVOCATE #191 – 89 – $65

The Brunier brothers have turned out a very fine 2008 châteauneuf-du-Pape (what they call a vintage of freshness). This classic effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate’s tell-tale notes of earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodies mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s.