PÃ¨re Anselme ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape "La Fiole" - Printable Version
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- Thraz - 05-05-2008 03:06 PM
This was received as a present but available for $28-30.
It is an NV, so even though I only got it recently I decided not to wait - perhaps it is a misconception, but if there is no vintage I feel it will not age well. Also I don't feel like tracking drinking windows for things that do not have a benchmark on them.
This was pleasant. Not too much nose, but plenty of red fruit on the palate, medium finish, light to medium body. I think it is actually meant to be drunk on release, I did not feel it had a lot of backbone or heavy structure.
Pleasant, but it is priced at the level of many other CDPs that, unlike this one, have personality. I tried not to be influenced by my negative bias due to the NV thing and the cheesy bottle, but I would not buy it.
It is a very distinctive bottle, with a shape that is apparently modeled on that of the actual RhÃ´ne river (that came up in another thread), and with fake dust on it. The dust stuck on to my fingers at every pour - not great.