- Tasted at Total Wine 3/6/10
This is a ponderous, clumsy wine. Good depth of fruit, but a bit much on the leather, tar side of the flavour spectrum. Pricey for current enjoyment, and I see no improvement with time.
I really liked this wine. It was bursting with full bodied berry flavors and is long on the palate. Would pair it with a roast or perhaps a flame-broiled steak. I purchased a couple of bottles to cellar just to see how it will develop.
Food Pairings for Clos Saint-Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
<p>Composed of 30% Grenache, 30% Clairette, 20% Roussanne, and 20% Bourboulenc, this white Châteauneuf-du-Pape is aged in thermo-controlled steel tanks for 3 weeks and then in barrels for 6 months. It can be drunk the year after its production, and will continue to improve over the next five. It is best with fish and white meats.</p>