WINE SPECTATOR BLOG – 94 pts- Nov 15, 2011

Textbook, with singed cedar and tobacco leaf, lavender and bay notes weaving through flavors of date nut bread, dried currant and mulled cherry fruit. All of this is harnessed by pebbly tannins that leave a juicy mouthwatering feel on the finish. A domaine that hasn’t missed a beat in quite some time. 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape non-blind retrospective (November 2011). Drink now through 2021. 15,000 cases made. Release price: $48 | Current price: $61