Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2009 Domaine de Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Bottle Notes

Domaine de Ferrand was founded in 1960 by Charles Bravay.The Domaine is located in Orange, which is to the north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Philippe Bravay launched bottling their own wine 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.

Dark crimson in color. 15% ABV. Charming nose of red and black fruits, kirsch, garrigue and leather. Full bodied with perfect acidity and notable balance. Rich, vibrant Grenache bursting with fruit. Black cherry, raspberry liqueur, roasted herbs and white pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Exceptional CdP from a tremendous vintage that is aging brilliantly. This will drink well for another 6-8 years.

My rating: 94 points.

Domaine Ferrand is high quality and fairly priced. Look for the exceptional 2018 for about $60.

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