2007 Clos des Brusquières Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)
91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Rich red and dark berry liqueur aromas are complicated by white pepper, garrigue and smoky minerals. Refreshing, delineated raspberry and black cherry flavors show impressive depth without excess weight, thanks to fresh mineral snap on the back. There's a pinot noir-like elegance and purity to this wine that's quite alluring." (Jan/Feb '09) And, according to Robert Parker: "...With lots of old-vine Grenache characteristics clearly present in this soft, attractive, kirsch-dominated wine. It has a deep ruby/plum color, notes of resin interwoven with pepper, garrigue, and plenty of black cherry and strawberry. This is lush, elegant, and almost Burgundian in its focus and overall personality. It should drink nicely for 10-15 years." (10/08) ETA for this wine is late fall 2009.