Domaine Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis 2005
The earthy, Provencal, dark plum/ruby-colored 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape displays the vintage's spicy side, with notes of new saddle leather, garrigue, licorice, pepper, and plenty of red currant and sweet cherry fruit. It is very good to excellent, and best drunk over the next decade. Both wines are made from 60-year-old 100% Grenache vines grown in a combination of both clay and sandy soils. Both are aged 18 months in wooden cuves prior to bottling.Add winemaker's notes
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The earthy, Provencal, dark plum/ruby-colored 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape displays the vintage's spicy side, with notes of new saddle leather, garrigue, licorice, pepper, and plenty of red currant and sweet cherry fruit. It is very good to excellent, and best drunk over the next decade. Both wines are made from 60-year-old 100% Grenache vines grown in a combination of both clay and sandy soils. Both are aged 18 months in wooden cuves prior to bottling.
Very juicy, with a racy underpinning to the layers of raspberry ganache, blackberry and fig compote. Shows plenty of sweet spice, with hints of melted licorice, shiso leaf and tobacco. There's also latent grip on the rather toasty finish. Drink now through 2023.
The beautifully precise 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a gorgeous concoction of sweet cherry, plum, and currant fruit intermixed with notions of spring flowers, crushed rocks, and Provencal herbs, sweet tannin, and a medium to full-bodied, lush, long finish. It will be drinkable early, but because of its superb equilibrium, it should last for 12-15 years.
The 2005 Chateauneuf du Papersquo;s dark ruby/purple color is slightly more saturated than the 2006rsquo;s. The wine possesses a well-delineated, sweet nose of black currants, cherries, roasted herbs, lavender, and spice. Ripe, full-bodied, and elegant, with an approachable, creamy texture, this beauty will benefit from 1ndash;2 years of bottle age, and keep for 15 or more years. The personal wines of Isabel Ferrando (also the winemaker at St.-Prefert) are a more elegant, Burgundian take on Chateauneuf du Pape than her efforts at St.-Prefert.
Very juicy, with a long, gorgeous beam of raspberry ganache running through the middle and mineral, spice, fig cake and dark chocolate flavors filling in the edges. The finish is long and silky. Drink now through 2022.
Dark red. Bright strawberry and raspberry aromas are sharpened by white pepper and baking spices, and show a zesty mineral urgency. Racy, finely etched red fruit flavors are firmed by gentle tannins and finish with excellent cut and length. More energetic than the 2006, which shows the sweetening influence of its new oak today.
Inky ruby. Fresh, complex bouquet of spicy red berries, cherry, minerals and fresh flowers; there's an appealingly Burgundian quality to this wine. Brisk and focused, with sweet red fruit flavors, silky texture and very fine tannins. The finish is impressively pure and vibrant, with the raspberry note clinging tenaciously.
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