Wine Review – Domaine Mathieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Mathieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Wine Bottle13 varietals all in one Châteauneuf-du-Pape…

Name: Domaine Mathieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Vintage: 2012

Producer: Domaine Mathieu

Region/Country: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

Grape Varietal(s): To the best of our knowledge, the varietals consist of Grenache (85%), Mourvèdre (5%), Syrah (3%), and 10 others (7%)

Consumed: Atelier Restaurant in Ottawa

Recommended By: The restaurant sommelier, Gabriel

Cost: Unknown

Bottle Presentation: Classic, non-descript label, typical of many French wines

Appearance: Dark ruby red

Nose: Black licorice, herbs, leather

Taste: Spices, herbs, and alcohol

Finish: Long, earthy, with some sweetness

Overall Impression: A big, bold wine requiring a flavourful, hearty dish. As with many young wines from this region, this one appears to need a few years to mellow and round.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 83/100

Value: n/a

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