Cailloux's Chateauneuf du Pape Centenaire 2007 French Red Wine
Wine Tasting Notes:
(only 1 x 6 available)
Not as massive as the 1989, 1990, or 1998, but superior to the 2000 and 2001, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire reveals a surprisingly light ruby color that is somewhat deceptive given the explosive aromatics. Aromas of lavender, roasted herbs, pepper, and super-intense black raspberry and sweet black cherry fruit represent the essence of Grenache. Full-bodied, opulent, and disarmingly supple-textured as well as fruit-forward at present, this wine is extraordinarily deep with incredible length and remarkable seamlessness, the likes of which one sees in haute couture. The Cuvee Centenaire, is a combination of 80% tank-aged Grenache, and 15% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah aged in small barrels. This will be interesting to taste out of bottle, but my best guess is that this wine will be approachable young, and last for 15-20 years.
Wine Advocate # 179: Oct 2008 Robert Parker