Yes, we could drink you every day dear 2008 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape.On the nose beautiful vivid, lively red color and perfumed bouquet greats you. After a few minutes in the glass its open to ripe red berries and cherry, with sexy floral aromas. On the palate sweet raspberry and cherry flavors with a touch of baking spices and licorice. Lingering, silky finish. Showing refined complexity right now but this is also balanced to age. Need to say any more???
Wine Spectator 92 points: “This is on the red fruit side of the spectrum, with cherry, currant and pomegranate notes, but they’re well-stitched, with nicely grippy tobacco, mineral and spice notes that add length on the finish. Well-knit for the vintage. Best from 2012 through 2020.”
“The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is a sexy, medium to full-bodied effort with far more depth, richness and seductive powers than most Chateauneuf du Papes in this vintage. And in his book, “The World’s Greatest Wine Estates”, Robert Parker said Domaine Charvin “may indeed produce the Richebourg of Chateauneuf du Pape—for a very reasonable price”
PAIRING: Steak – Lamb and Meat Stews
REGION: France – Rhone
VARIETAL: 85% Grenache – Mourvedre – Syrah – Vaccarese
PRICE: $35 – $50