Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Domaine du Haut des Terres Blanches Chateauneuf du Pape, 1993

1993 was not a particularly distinguished vintage in the Southern Rhone, and Diffonty's Domaine du Haute des Terres Blanche is not very well known. This wine, however, is showing very nicely.

Some bricking at edges, but the bouquet is fresh and lively for a 22-year-old wine. Flavors lean toward dark cherry, fresh and dried. Gets better throughout the meal. Good fruit and good acid for balance. A finish that just keeps giving.

The price tag says $11.99. That was 20 years ago, but this wine is still a relative bargain among Chateauneufs du Pape.

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