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Domaine Durieu Lucile Avril Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 (France) Add to ...

  • Rating 91
  • Year 2009
  • Price $42.95

Here’s a now-or-later wine par excellence. The fruit in this grenache-heavy blend is exceedingly ripe and the acidity is low, making it a nice candidate for early consumption. But there’s a strong tannic backbone to preserve it well for a dozen years at least. Currant-like fruit mingles with licorice, spice and roasted meat.

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