International Wine Cellar | 86-88
($33) Saturated dark red. Tangy cherry and smoky oak on the nose, with a suggestion of whiskey barrel. Sweeter and fuller than the 2000, with more flavor intensity and supporting structure. Still a tad medicinal and youthfully firm-edged but has better buffering density of texture.
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Drink Dates: 2005-2014
One of the Coulon’s finest examples of their regular cuvee of Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2001 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, medium to full body, and loads of creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of white chocolate, smoke, licorice, and wood. Pure and textured as well as elegant, this beauty will be at its peak between 2005-2014.