Deep ruby red in color, this wine has aromas of red and black berries intermingled with spice. In taste the spice and black pepper bring out hints of raspberries, currants and blueberries. A wine to be drunk with red meats and game. - Winery
Each grape variety is usually vinified alone and after the alcoholic fermentation, they start to spot the potential of each wine. They select the wines and the proportion of each of them for the final blend. Then use a special vinification in a barrel or not, depending on the vintage and the quality of the wine. The Chateauneuf du Pape “Tour de l’Isle” is vinified for one part in a 3 year old big wooden barrel (foudre) and the rest in a steel tank. The bottling is done 15 months later after a light filtration.
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A stunning sleeper of the vintage, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tour de l’Isle offers abundant aromas of sweet black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with lavender and other floral notes as well as hints of roasted Provencal herbs, dusty earth and forest floor. This rich, full-bodied 2010 possesses terrific depth, purity and texture as well as 12-15 years of aging potential. Bravo! - Robert Parker 93 Points
(mostly grenache, with bits of syrah, mourvedre and cinsault): Bright purple. Deeply pitched, smoky aromas of blackberry, cassis and incense. Lush and creamy in texture, with good heft to its dark fruit compote flavors. Picks up energy with air and finishes with very good cut and focus. - Stephen Tanzer 89-91 Points