Sunday, September 7, 2008


2006 Alain Corcia Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Crème de la Crème"

Our AWS chapter will be tasting Rhone wines next week and I picked up this Chat du Pape for the tasting. I thought I would give it a go before the get together to see how it is.

The color is a gorgeous deep ruby red with purple tinges. Hints of youngness are apparent in the color. It is dark and you cannot see through it.

The nose is unusual with some very subtle hints of red cherries mixed with herbs, vegetables and eucalyptus.

On the palate there is a nice body and heaviness that wraps around the mouth. Very complex with flavors of mint, red raspberries and green peppers. It has a nice balance of tannin and acidity. It is nicely structured and rock solid. This is a delicious wine that should improve over the next 5 years.

I would rate it 90 points.

1 comment:

La Table De Nana said...

My wedding wine:) Not that exact one..but nevertheless.