#23 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
The 2010 vintage was an exceptional one in the southern Rhone.
All the different grapes varieties behaved well during the ageing and the quality progression was harmonious. In this kind of vintage, Chateauneuf shows an incredible focus on the terroir expression. In a blind tasting it can't be missed. The very reasonable level of alcohol make 2010 even more interesting
because of the intensity of the great vintage can be found without the brutal Chateauneuf alcohol. The freshness was the fact of 2010.
The Chateauneuf 2010 already tastes great, but it can be drunk old as well.
Blend: 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 3% Clairette