Another wine that doesn't put a hair wrong, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve shows none of the negative stereotypes in the vintage and has incredible purity, notable freshness and a blockbuster, layered and balanced profile. Getting more than one expletive in the notes, it offers perfumed kirsch, blackberry, licorice, mint and hints of garrigue in its full-bodied, decadent and insanely textured personality. Still a baby, it will most likely be the longest-lived wine in the vintage. Don't let that stop you from opening bottles though, as it's a heavenly drink today as well.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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