2010 domaine tour saint michel cuvee des deux soeurs chateauneuf du pape
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint
"Mid ruby. Aromatic. Sweet and not that ambitious for the long term but a very comforting drink along the lines of mulled wine. Chewy finish. Drink from 2014 to 2020. -JR" (12/11) - 16.5 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"The wines of the estate are developed by Mireille and reveal her more feminine touch. This results in subtle and round aromas while keeping the typicity of Chateauneuf du Pape wines. After being hand-harvested and processed with a strict selection, the grapes are taken to the cellar in order to be destemmed and transferred into tanks."
"For red wine, during the alcoholic fermentation, we proceed to different stages: control of temperature by cooling system, pumping over, ventilation, punching of the cap."
"The way we age the red Chateauneuf du Pape wines depends on the different cuvees - either in concrete tank, in cask or in oak barrels." - Winery
" The Domaine Tour Saint Michel has been a family estate for 3 generations. At first, Michel FABRE, the founder of the estate in 1930, passed on his passion to his son, Henri. Together with his wife Eliane, he developed and extended the estate. Today, the vines cover 40 hectares, including 35 hectares in the appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Mireille, their daughter, is now in charge of the estate, inspired by the family tradition but also bringing a more modern approach."
"The estate is located in Chateauneuf-du-Pape,in the south of the appellation (Grand Coulet, Les Serres ..)" - Winery
This wine was also rated 88+ Points by the International Wine Cellar.