Domaine de la Pinede, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2002
This wine: lot No. not found, coated natural cork closure stained to 40% length, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, £39.98 (03/17)
Consumer tasting note: faulty.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: cloudy, deep intensity garnet, showing tears [1/4 teaspoon of soft and hard granular sediment].
Nose: unclean – oxidised, maderised, medium (+) intensity, faulty, with aromas as they come, of a porty character, raisin, cedary-woody undertone, red cherry jam.
Palate: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) drying tannins, medium body, medium (+) alcohol, medium intensity, with flavours of dried red berries, a cedary-woody undertone. A medium length mirrroring the palate, with drying tannins and a bitterness on the end.
Drinking readiness/ageing potential: faulty.