M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois 2008 75cl 15% ABV
This amazing Chateauneuf du Pape is from the biodynamic house of M. Chapoutier in the Rhone Valley. This exceptional 5 ha plot is allowed to develop naturally, giving a true representation of what the single plot wine should be, giving us the Croix de Bois. Made from 100% Grenache planted in big quartzite pebbles and sandy red clay soil.
This wine has a solid core of crushed blackberry and mulled plum fruit, supported by well-embedded acidity. Pastis, violet and black tea notes weave through on the finish, where the plum fruit echoes nicely.
94/100 Wine Spectator