Saturday, April 25, 2015

2009 Roquete, Domaine La Chateauneuf du Pape

Roquete, Domaine La Chateauneuf du Pape
Southern Rhone, France
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre  

Price $30-40
Vintage  2009
Alcohol  14.5%
Clarity hazy, contains sediment
Intensity medium  
Color garnet
Nose  clean, pronounced, oak, red fruits
Palate  rose, plum/cherry, high tannin, low acid, medium/full body, medium finish
Personal rating  8 out of 10

Additional comments: Need some aging, has great potential if you're willing to wait a few more years for the tannins to mellow out. Bought this label in particular because I had a 2003 not too long ago and it was amazing! With an untrained palate like mine it was delicious, if you can find 2003 so worth it! Of course, 2009 has some good attributes too. Would definitely try again but maybe in a few years

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