1995 Chapoutier "La Bernandine" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1995 Chateauneuf du Pape La Bernadine is a delicious, open-knit, forward wine. The deep ruby color with purple hues is accompanied by a sweet nose of black raspberries, blackberries, cassis, prune, and cherries. The wine is full-bodied, with sweet, lush fruit, moderate tannin, and fine density and power. It can be drunk now, but should be at its peak of maturity between 2002-2012.