This Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 from Château La Nerthe is made of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault. These grape varietals come from old organically certified vineyards . This wine has a beautiful dark colour with ruby red glints. On the nose, it releases intense aromas of fruits and undergrowth with a hint of reductive, which brings complexity. On the palate, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape is charming, round and structured. It closes on a persistent and warm finish with notes of mild spices.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Composed of 47% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre, it is surprisingly soft and evolved for La Nerthe, but that actually gives the wine additional appeal. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of blue and black fruits, lavender, licorice, truffles and garrigue. Full-bodied, supple textured, fleshy and succulent, it will provide enjoyment over the next 10-15 years.