Long time since I reviewed a wine, not that we have not drank any, it has simply been hectic these past few months. Between travel, renovations and work it seems by the time nightime rolls around sleep and attention to Mrs. CWG takes precedence over telling people about what lovely wine we had that night.
What better way to start then this brilliant Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I am not sure when I picked this beauty up in 2007 but it was after reading the reviews on this from a few sources. Basically the reviews all said the same thing, a great wine from a good vintage. Like most better wines from this southern Rhône region it had a good level of complexity without being overwhelming. Solid fruit on the nose with a bit of blackberry and strawberry. The palate started with berries (strawberry and black cherry) and ended with more of a raisiny prune-like finish. Without a doubt it is ready to drink now and I cannot see it changing drastically with cellaring.
I am very glad that we bought two as this is one of those wines, at $45 (lcbo) is well priced. It will compliment most meals as the wines medium body is light enough for a more delicate meal but still complex and tasty enough for some a bit meatier. An excellent price/value wine for sure. I give this a definitive 90!
Mrs. CWG thinks “I could have one of these every night”