An exploration of wine

728. Les Cailloux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2005

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Book 4 Wine 728

£19.50; 14%

Over dinner with Tracy, I gave her the choice of wine, and this was it. I was a little nervous this might be too young, but in fact it was on song, with a rich, velvety texture and showing plenty of primary fruit alongside spice. Happily, I discovered I have another! Deep ruby – quite youthful. Medium+ intensity black cherry nose, with spice and liquorice, plus meaty, beef stock notes. Fresh, not jammy black cherry palate, again with spice and beef. Full-bodied, medium acidity and ripe, soft tannins. Some smoke on the medium+ length finish. Very enjoyable.

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