| 2001 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape|
WB Rating: 83
Alcohol by volume: 15.0%
Price at time of purchase: $12.99 (Premier Cru)
Principal varietal(s): Chateauneuf blend
I got a case of this wine 6 or 8 years ago and, at least in its youth, found it an attractive value with good depth and clean dark currant and berry fruit. Unfortunately, every time I've tasted this wine since, it has performed worse. In the lastest tastings it has not seemed over the hill, but its flavor profile - dusty, extremely earthy and with cherry/dark fig fruit along with a big dose of cedar - is simply not in my comfort zone. - HK 2012-02-01
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