This wine has a lovely blood red robe with dark reflections. We find an elegant nose of cherry, pear jam, blackcurrants, liquorice and violets.
The mouth is ample, silky with a beautiful minerality. Also, blueberry, cloves and cinnamon.
Serve this wine with rabbit, calf kidneys or beef cheek.
"This gushes with raspberry and boysenberry confiture notes supported by remarkably silky structure. Dense but lithe, with blueberry, spice, black tea and mineral notes gliding through the superlong finish, which really gains steam as this moves along. Drink now through 2030."
"Bright ruby. Powerful raspberry and blackberry aromas complicated by suave baking spices, licorice and lavender. Lush red berry preserve flavors are brightened by zesty minerality and supported by silky tannins, which add gentle grip to the finish. Very sexy wine: I suspect this will be easy to enjoy soon after release."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz exhibits the crushed rock minerality that gives the wine its name. It offers a liqueur of rock-like flavor intermixed with notions of black raspberries, sweet black cherries, and black currants. Layered, full-bodied, round, and incredibly elegant, it reminds me of a grand cru Burgundy from Chambolle-Musigny as much as it does a great Chateauneuf du Pape. Already approachable, this 2006 should drink well for 15+ years."
The Wine Advocate