Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vatican "Sixtine" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

Deep red.

Vinturi - nose of earth, oak spice, hazelnut, fig and herb. Maybe a hint of black raspberry. Not yet giving it up.
Much deeper with another hour of air. Black fruit liqueur now, too.

Round, dense entry. Flavors of roasted herb and earth are a bit dull. Slightly edgy tannin hits the front teeth hard. Slowly coming out of its shell as it sits.
An hour later this now shows less (initial) tannic bite and a very deep, plush mid-palate. Flavors brighter now. This will be around for a very long time. FK in a structured way.