Domaine Bosquet des Papes 2007 Cuvée Traditional - 91-92pts

Domaine Bosquet des Papes 2007 Cuvée Traditional (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) Rhone Valley - France

Availability: Private wine shops.

Cost: $40-50

Alcohol: 14.5%

Date Tasted: May 17th, 2010

Tasting Notes: This dry, inky-ruby wine from the Southern Rhone Valley shows great typicality for 2007's excellent vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Plums, red berries, candied fruit and lavender aromas on the nose are followed by intense flavours of red fruit, honey and  with mineral and earthy notes.

Year-to-year the blend changes slightly but generally follows the 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault recipe. The fruit for this wine comes from vines 50 years old, on average. This wine will develop beautifully over the next 3-4 years and will easily last a decade. Drink 2012-2017.
 - Liam Carrier

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