2001 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale Les Hautes Brusquières (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Grenache, Red Wine, Rhône, Southern Rhône


And my Southern Rhone hot streak continues. Another phenomenal wine. Again, very traditional, but unlike the 2001 Charbonniere CdP VV from a few days earlier, this has more structure and is even more serious. Licorice and black currant, blackberry, and a good dose of leather, earth, herbs, and sappy freshness. Finish is great. Only bad thing is that this was my last bottle. Can be held for many more years.

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