2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Maucoil "Cuvée Privilege" (Previously $39.99)
91-94 points Robert Parker. "The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Privilege looks to be a knock-out effort and probably the strongest effort from this estate since the 1998. Saturated ruby to the rim with a beautiful nose of ripe strawberry, black cherry, raspberry, cedar and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied, layered, opulent mouthfeel, low acidity, ripe tannin, and superb concentration and length. This wine will drink beautifully young and age nicely for up to 12-15 years. Drink 2007-2022." (10/07) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Powerfully scented aromas of raspberry, cherry and vanilla, complicated by lavender and baking spices. Pliant and sweet, offering luscious red fruit flavors, silky tannins and a long, spicy finish. This has enormous appeal already." (Jan/Feb 08) K&L's Rhone buyer, Mulan, and co-owner, Clyde, found this fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape on their buying trip to France in February (2008). Characteristic of the elegant 2006 vintage, with gorgeous purity of fruit, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity, you won't want to miss this exceptional wine. It's also a K&L Direct Import, which means we cut out the middleman and passed the savings on to you! Great value! 15%abv.