2006 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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

Terrific wine. This is exactly what CdP should be in my opinion. Red to dark fruit, kirsch liqueur, garrigue, licorice, earth. full and explosive on the mid-palate, but not at all woody, overblown and plush. It’s got finesse, elegance, a silky to velvety texture, and amazing finish. Old-school CdP that is showing off its 85% old vine Grenache and skillful wine making. This is one that can go in the cellar for more than a decade or be had with dinner right now. Stunning wine and fans of old-school CdP should buy this for sure. Slightly reminiscent of the 2001 Henri Bonneau CdP I had over the last year or so.

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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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