Price per bottle: $40.00
Region: Southern Rhone, France
Varieties: Shiraz Grenache
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar up to 10 years
Dark red colour with purple highlights. Rich diversity of black fruit mixed with spicy notes (black pepper). Explosive fruit on the palate followed by strong and a well balanced finish. Long aftertaste. The bouquet is fine and complex. Châteauneuf-du-Pape has remarkably ripe tannin and a full-bodied flavour indicating excellent ageing potential.
Barton & Guestier has this year again well adapted its skillful winemaking techniques to the 1999 vintage specifications. This consisted of pushing the extraction to the extreme on the Grenache. The Syrah gave richness, flavors (spices, cherry) and structure. The wine has aged slowly for a period of nine months gaining maturity. The result is a rich wine, intense in color, very aromatic with good structure.
Gold Medal Winner
Prague Wine Trophy 2015
Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Advance Buying Guide
"This is a silky, ready to-drink red. Cherry and plum fruit mingle easily with earth, leather and mocha, finishing on a softly dusty note. Drink now-2023"