2008 Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Juline - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/2/2018)
-- decanted 30 to 60 minutes before initial taste --
-- tasted non-blind over a few hours --
-- 50% Grenache; 50% Syrah --
NOSE: pretty tight; mix of red and purple fruits.
BODY: black-garnet color of great depth; medium to medium-full bodied.
TASTE: extremely tannic; oak; purple-fruited; spicy; 14% alc. well-hidden; still quite primary, but relaxing a bit; probably 4 or 5 more years before this starts getting interesting. Drink now through 2028. gut impression score: 91.