Domaine Roger Perrin, Cuvée '?', 2008
This is an interesting wine as it is from Roger Perrin, on the border between Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but is made from the classic Bordeaux mix Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Because this mix is not allowed in the apellation, it is not sold as a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Domaine Roger Perrin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2008
Good smell, but surprisingly thin body. I do not like when the smell is promising more than what the taste gives. The other way around is more fun. This just disappoints you. Not one of the good years. Drink now. (=)
Complex, honey in smell, then spinach and banana (natural bananas, not the candy one). No picture unfortunately. If you are looking for a classic white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, get this! No picture unfortunately. 2009 might feel like a young year, but the white Châteauneuf should be had young (I do not mind being proven otherwise one day…). […]