This is exactly what I expect from a top Chateauneuf: depth, complexity and pleasure.
The color is much lighter than the 2000 Chateauneufs beside it on the table. And it is clearly not as fruity. But the traditional elements of Chateauneuf have come together so beautifully. Grenache berry with dried fruits and flowers. Savory rather than sweet and very compact. This is mature Chateauneuf du Pape as I love it.