I tasted this one at an LCBO tasting bar. Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries and cassis coming through. On the mid pallet this wine displays some lovely red berries and cassis to match the nose. Very varietal for the Rhone area Chateauneuf Du Pape area. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness and smooth tannins. I would give this a solid 90. Very nice wine.
From the LCBO web site:
DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIÈRE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2010 VINTAGES 62711 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 39.95
Made in: Rhône, France By: Domaine De La Charbonniere
Release Date: Jun 22, 2013
Style: Full-bodied & Smooth 14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is both a strong effort and a terrific value. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by lots of loamy soil, underbrush, forest floor, kirsch, licorice and roasted meat characteristics. Full-bodied and layered, the wine builds incrementally in the mouth exhibiting considerable purity, length and texture. It should drink nicely for 10-15 years. Score – 91. (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Oct. 2012)
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