My stock of 98 Châteauneuf´s is coming to an end, only a few bottles are left. I thought that this one could work well with some entrecote with a potatoe purée and a red wine sauce. It did.
1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Moillard-Grivot
A open, mature, round nose with notes of red plums, boiled root vegetables, dried raspberries, warm spices and some dog fur for complexity... Fully mature on the nose. Holds well in the glass all night long and even evolves with some bonfire and tobacco scents. Very good.
The taste is big, warm and friendly with notes of dried rasberries, bay leaves, rosehips and pipe tobacco. A medium long finish with soft tannins and a good warmth. In a perfect drinking stage, but I would finish any remaining bottles in the next 3-5 years.
86p (tasted 2014/06)
Earlier tasting notes of 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape here: