Roquete, Domaine La Chateauneuf du Pape
Southern Rhone, France
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Clarity hazy, contains sediment
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.