2001 Las Galets Blonds Chateauneuf du Pape
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Price at time of purchase: $18.99 (Premier Cru)
 
Type: Rhone
Principal varietal(s): Chateauneuf blend

Refined, balanced Chateauneuf du Papes. It took awhile after uncorking for the aromas to open up, but when they did there was a nice perfume of dark currant, kirsch, and strawberry. In the mouth, the usual chewy, ripe feel that makes CDP's so pleasant to drink. Excellent wine, harmonious and pure in feel, but aloof at this point, somewhat like a Bordeaux that hasn't yet cracked open. - HK 2008-01-17

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