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The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet possesses slightly less color saturation than the 2001, but gorgeous purity as well as a textbook nose of kirsch liqueur mixed with hints of black currants, licorice, and balsam wood. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, with great fruit as well as harmony, sweet tannin, and more accessibility than the bigger, more structured and formidable 2001. Filled with up-front fruit, this pure, sexy 2000 may reveal even more with another 4-5 years of bottle age.
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Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
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I?ll be the first to admit that I have yet to find a 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape that was 'disagreeable,? and the cuvee Quet was no different. Currently, this wine is approaching a plateau of maturity and drinking wonderfully, with sultry hints of lilacs, sweet tobacco, dark cherry sauce and tapenade flavors that swim their way down the palate w/ complete ease. The medium bodied Quet is still juicy and rich, w/ a fine gush of mountain herbs pulsating through the suave, round and seamless finish