2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine la Roquette
Deep, intense purple-red, the aromas here exude bold berry fruit, spice and garrigue-like herbs. The palate is rich and layered; an expansive châteauneuf that is not shy of volume, yet despite its evident weight and depth avoids being overtly heady. The lush Grenache-dominant fruit, with freshness and succulence, comes through remarkably well, almost encouraging youthful consumption. Perfectly-balanced and a very fine example from this Brunier-owned property of growing repute.
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Region & country
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Mature 2008 - 2015