2006 Alain Jaume & Fils Dom. Grand Veneur Chateuneuf-du-Pape Les Oringes
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Price at time of purchase: $50.00 (K&L)
 
Type: Rhone
Principal varietal(s): Southern Rhone blend

A big, meaty Chateauneuf that still has a youthful, energetic feel as it nears age 10. Deep ruby color with no sign of amber at the edge. Earthy, almost funky, complex nose displays cherry and blueberry fruit with a smokey edge (almost as if macerated in Scotch whiskey), along with dark figs, kirsch, roasted herbs. Rich mouth feel. I'm guessing CdP lovers will rate this much more highly; I just can't quite get past that funky characteristic. - HK 2015-10-28

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