France → Côtes du Rhône
Cuvee Bastien: 100% single vineyard old vine Grenache on hillside vineyard facing south.
vero reviewed Domaine de Chateaumar Côtes du Rhône 100% single vineyard old vine Grenache on hillside vineyard facing south. 2006 on April 30, 2008
A true declassified Chateauneuf du Pape, the wine is a deep, nearly opaque purple, bringing confident aromas of raspberry, strawberry and blackberry to the nose, with eucalyptus, black pepper, licorice and floral notes. Touches of cinnamon and spice follow onto the medium to full-bodied juicy palate. The tannins are firm, ripe, and well integrated. It all makes for delicious fun.