Wednesday, October 05, 2011
2008 Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Unique
On the nose I get the most intoxicating and complex aromas of stewed black cherry, plum, ground cayenne pepper, Kalamata olive, earth, savory chocolate, and game-like meat nuances.
On the palate the wine exhibits the same intense complexity and is superbly thought provoking. Flavors of stewed cherry, roasted gamebird, plum, earth/mineral/chalk, rust-blood, Kalamata olive, and white pepper.
This wine is quite honestly the most complex and thought provoking Chateauneuf-du-Pape I have ever tasted in my wine career. In my humble opinion it's the most perfect example of the region I can think of, and is incredibly balanced, deeply complex, mind-blowingly thought provoking, and just flat out delicious. 100 points
Yes, one hundred people.
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