WINE SPECTATOR BLOG – 90 pts – Nov 15, 2011

This has aged gracefully, with a sleek, silky feel to the red currant, damson plum, cherry eau-de-vie and blood orange notes, backed by light shadings of clove and charred apple wood on the finish. Picks up a little grip as it opens, but this is pretty much ready to go. 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape non-blind retrospective (November 2011). Drink now through 2015. 7,915 cases made. Release price: $25 | Current price: $25.