Chateau La Nerthe 2003 Chateauneuf Du Pape
I picked this up with the knowledge that Chateau La Nerthe has established a very fine reputation for their CDP bottlings, but also knowing that 2003 was a sporadic year. But, I’ve had some good 03’s so I figured it was worth a try.
The nose was classic southern Rhone grenache based blend – earthy, dusty, roasted and briary red fruits. The palate continued this trend and had a nice hint of savory earth that was well balanced with the simple cherry fruit. I found this exceedingly pleasant, but lacking depth, especially at this price point. A solid but disappointing wine from a top CDP estate.
$65 at BCLDB
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