2019 Château Mont Thabor Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2019 Château Mont Thabor  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Earthy savory, green leafy notes accompany the wild strawberry, kirsch and red apple nuances on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and refined, the wine is elegant, vivacious and forward, with ample, spicy, bright, peppery red fruits in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. Drink from 2022 - 2033 91 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Mont Thabor, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Mont Thabor can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Mont Thabor is usually better with 3-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-12 years after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Mont Thabor with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Mont Thabor is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Mont Thabor is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, grilled meats, barbecue and cassoulet. Chateau Mont Thabor is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Chateau Mont Thabor is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Chateau Mont Thabor also owns 6 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. In the Cotes du Rhone, Chateau Mont Thabor produces both red and white wines. The red wine is a blend of Syrah and Grenache.

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