2005 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

2005 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes with braised grass fed beef. At age 11, this wine is still an absolute beast. Dark, inky blackberry, leather and dried herbs on a tannic frame. This is still getting better and may not hit peak for another decade. Great stuff and one of my favorite CdP producers.

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