chapoutier croix de bois cdp11
Vivid ruby-red. Sexy red fruit liqueur, potpourri and Asian spice aromas show impressive power and an energetic, pinot-like character. Sappy, tangy and precise on the palate, displaying lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of spicecake. Closes on a mineral note, with superb clarity, verve and length.
Fresh and silky, with a perfumy, focused beam of cherry, red currant and sandalwood notes, lined with hints of shiso and tobacco leaf. The aromatic qualities linger through the stylish, mineral-tinged finish. Best from through 2026. 26 cases imported.
With more richness and depth, and showing the classic fruit-forward and up-front profile of the terroir, the Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois is 100% Grenache that comes from the southeastern part of the appellation. Loaded with notions of strawberries, kirsch, underbrush and garrigue, it has medium to full-bodied richness with a supple, fleshy and hedonistically styled feel on the palate. As with the La Bernardine, I don? see this making old bones, yet it should provide ample pleasure for upward of a decade. Drink now-2021.