Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis 2013 (Magnum)Domaine Ferrando
Tasted out of bottle and showing much better than last year (which is common with Isabel?s wines), the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged 18 months in two-year-old tronconique barrels. Kirsch, ground pepper, black raspberry and ample Proven?al herbs all flow beautifully to a medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and sexy profile on the palate. This is as hedonistic as it gets in 2013 and this one of the wines to seek out.
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
This red sports a lovely beam of warm cassis, along with steeped plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Notes of singed mesquite, black tea and spice fill in on the finish, which shows a deeply buried bolt of iron. Rock-solid.