Dark and loamy, with coffee and bittersweet cocoa notes holding sway over dark plum and currant fruit, Turkish coffee, tar and licorice root notes. The long, muscular finish sports mesquite and toast notes. This is not shy about its toast, but the length and depth are there. 100 cases made.
Drink Dates: 2009-2026
Author: James Molesworth
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Ruby-red. Wild, pungent aromas of bright raspberry and cherry preserves accented by suave baking spices and flowers. Silky in texture, with medium weight and deep, sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors that carry impressively through the finish. This boasts excellent focus. (Wines of France, Mountainside, NJ)
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: January/February 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
The outstanding, dense plum/ruby-colored 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Henry Tacussel is filled with notes of earth, pepper, spice box, lavender, licorice, and kirsch. Deep, full-bodied, and rich, it will benefit from several years of bottle age, and should keep for 15 or more years.