Sundays are for laying in bed and reading the paper, or for getting up and tasting over three-dozen Châteauneuf-du-Papes. Whichever you prefer... For this Sunday in the Rhône, I solicited a more than 40 domaines to submit their 2001 vintage of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2001 vintage is arguably the most overlooked of the decade. Following 2000, a big, rich forward styled vintage, the 2001s initially came off as taut, racy and offering more of a bay leaf, tobacco and mineral profile. But now, 10 years after, the '01s are impressive. Here are my tasting notes.
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