2010 Domaine Tour Saint Michel French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Cuvee du Lion Chateauneuf du Pape"
Winery: Domaine Tour Saint Michel
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cuvee du Lion Chateauneuf du Pape"
Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)
Grape blend: 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah & 5% Mourvedre
Region: Chateauneuf du Pape
State or country: France
Cases produced: 1,500
KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)
Review date: April 12, 2012
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Chateauneuf du Pape was one of my favorite wines at this year's Boston Wine Expo. It opens with a very fragrant boysenberry and plum like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, super smooth, and very well balanced. The flavor profile is a delicious black cherry and black currant blend with wonderfully integrated oak. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins sail along nicely. This is a terrific wine and it is built to be enjoyed in the near term. I would pair it with a filet mignon at your favorite steakhouse. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Not Available
Organic status: not organic
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