* Eye : Deep dark red.
* Nose : Spices and mature red fruits.
* Palate : Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits.
* Overall : Very rich wine full of harmony and balance.
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape offers sweet kirsch liqueur, garrigue, loamy earth, and spice characteristics in a deep, broad, substantial style. This evolved Chateauneuf will be drinkable upon release, and should last for 10-12 years. (Oct 2008)
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is the king of the Southern Rhone. A bold, mouth-filling, Grenache-based red, supplemented by other regional varieties, especially Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre, it serves as a splendid accompaniment for red meats and cheese.