2003 font de michelle chateauneuf du pape etienne gonnet
"Readers who love kirsch liqueur intermixed with ground pepper and almost a liqueur of herbes de Provence and earth will go bonkers over the character and concentration of the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Etienne Gonnet. This wine is so gorgeous now it is hard to believe it is actually going to age that well, but knowing this wine from the 1990 vintage, which is somewhat similar, it ages beautifully for 12-15 years."
"Medium red. Powerful, pungent aromas of jammy cherry, lavender and rose oil, tarragon, espresso and dates are almost overwhelming. Thick, viscous and sweet on the palate, with superripe cherry, cassis, creme de mure and mocha flavors building impressively through the long, velvety finish, which comes across today as virtually tannin-free. Dramatic, lush and very sexy." -93 Points, Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellars