Colour: Deep garnet with a violet rim. Nose: Open and generous, bursting with red and black fruit (cherry, blackberry), exotic spice. Palate: There are not enough superlatives to describe this wine: Intense, powerful, expressive and complex, with an extremely long and fresh finish. The tannins are pure silk. A master of elegance. Almost perfection… Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (2010 vintage) "It boasts an opaque inky/purple as well as incredibly rich blackberry fruit intermixed with hints of fudge, charcoal, camphor and acacia flowers in addition to sweet, well-integrated tannin. This sensational 2010 Chateauneuf is one of the great classics of the vintage. It should drink well for at least three decades."
Best served at 18°C.
When drunk young, best decanted 4 hours before serving. With 10 years bottle ageing, best decanted 1 to 2 hours before serving. Above this, you should let the impetuosity and generosity still alive express themselves straight out of the cork.