Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2006 Domaine de Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Bottle Notes

Domaine de Ferrand was founded in 1960 by Charles Bravay. Philippe Bravay launched bottling directly at the winery when he took over the domaine from his father in 1995. Since 1997, a large part of the wine produced has been sold under the brand name of Domaine de Ferrand. 

The wine is primarily composed of Grenache with small amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault.

Blood red in color. 14.5% ABV. Textbook nose of red fruits, wet pavement, iron and garrigue. Medium to full bodied with firm acidity. Rustic, traditional CdP and a perfect reflection of the vintage. Kirsch, blood, dried cherries and cracked pepper on the palate. The finish is long with drying tannins. Substantially better than the ’07 I had from the producer last year. Really well made CdP. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points. 

I’m a fan of Domaine Ferrand in more traditional vintages like ’06 and ’08. These wines will set you back about $50.

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