2001 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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


This is what drinking Chateauneuf du Pape is all about to me. What a phenomenal wine. Red fruited with a soaring, complex nose. Floral, roses, plum, cherry, garrigue and earth. It manages to have perfect balance with alcohol firmly in check, and structure, acid, and fruit being in harmony. While it’s nicely red fruited, it is explosive on the palate nonetheless. This is a wine to buy by the case (if it wasn’t for the current going rate). Fans of traditional CdP will love this.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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