Deep ruby red color, red fruits aromas leading to leather, black truffles and coffee notes. Fat and concentrated on the palate, with liquorice and dark fruit flavors.
Pairs well with game and red meats, cheeses.
Blend: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah, 2.5% Vaccarese, 2.5% Counoise
"A gorgeous effort that oozes charm and finesse, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois
is loaded with darker Grenache aromas and flavors of black raspberries, toast, licorice, subtle flowers and
spice. Up-front, approachable and showing the forward nature of the vintage, it has full-bodied richness,
fantastic purity and enough ripe tannin to allow it to evolve gracefully for 10-12 years. It opens up nicely in
the glass and over the evening, and should be given another year or two in the cellar. It’s a beautiful wine."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched black raspberry, sandalwood and Indian spice scents are enlivened by a peppery nuance. Broad and sappy in the mouth, offering sweet red and dark berry compote flavors and a touch of licorice. Showing surprising depth for an '11, this wine finishes with excellent power and smooth, gently tannic persistence."
International Wine Cellar
"Solidly built, with a dark licorice frame to the core of plum paste, cherry compote and linzer torte flavors. This exhibits a long, sappy feel through the finish, showing ample grip. Well-integrated overall. "