Deep reddish-violet garnet in color almost opaque with some minor clearing at the edges. Full, forward, fragrant & attractive nose of complex, rich, ripe fruits aromas of dark cherries, blackberries & boysenberries with classic garrigue notes, earthy, some licorice, coffee, floral notes, dried herb notes of sage, thyme & mint, dusty, leather, tar, minerals & some cedar. Medium-full to full bodied with a very good concentration of well balanced, complex, smooth textured & well integrated, lush, rich, ripe dark brambly fruit flavors of sweet cherries, blackberries & tart mulberries with spices, herbs, anise, coffee, tar, earthy & minerals. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting & airing, but has the potential to continue further development with additional aging.
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(Domaine de Pegau Châteauneauf-du-Pape, Rhône) Aromas of dark fruits—plum, black cherry, fig—and hints of earthiness. This bold wine bridges the gap between the older, classic styles of the region and the more modern, “cleaned-up” versions. It’s intensely flavored and full-bodied, with layers of complexity and the structure to age beautifully for many years to come. Hot Picks
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