Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape La Côte Ronde 2009
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Paul Autard|
Vinification: a first cull by the harvester at the moment of harvest, and another cull prior to a complete égrappage; maceration for 20 to 30 days, in pigeage vats. Aging: 16 months in barrels.
Beautifully rendered, with sleek, polished layers of blackberry, cassis and boysenberry fruit inlaid with toasty spice and sweet anise notes. The long, ganache-coated finish glides along despite its heft, with a great roasted mesquite note that lingers on and on. Best from 2013 through 2023. 400 cases imported.