Another wine showing beautifully, was the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape. Made from 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah and Cinsault, it has a classic and Provencal bouquet of caramelized meats, blackberries, garrigue, honeysuckle and smoke. Ripe, full-bodied, textured and layered on the palate, with both elegance and richness, it's one of those wines that starts out slightly understated, yet grows on you with each sip. Drink it anytime over the coming 4-6 years.
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
Very silky, but with nice drive, thanks to the refreshing mineral and shiso leaf notes that propel the supple raspberry and red currant fruit and incense and spice box notes through the lengthy finish. The minerality gets brighter as this airs.
Deep purple color and rosewood on the nose. Medium bodied expression of grenache leaves you wanting more. The wine is young and needs plenty of air. I expect it will gain complexity and give more with time.