Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France
Producer: Domaine Tardieu-Laurent
Grape: Grenache noir 80% (80 to 100 years), Mourvèdre 10% (60 to 80 years), Syrah 10% (50
From the old vines Grenache which aged from 80 to 100 years, it is a deep and rich cuvee filled with blackberries, ground herbs, graphite, and spring flower notes all develop beautifully with time in the glass. It's medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced. The stems are beautifully integrated and it has terrific midpalate depth.
This full-bodied cuvee pairs well with barbecued beef ribs, duck, hamburgers, venison stew, mushrooms, oxtail, osso buco, and lamb chops.