2007 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf-du-Pape Colombis

Year: 2007
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 100
Vinous Media: 93
Jeff Leve: 98
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :


"Lovely kirsch, pepper, shiso leaf and mulled cherry fruit aromas and flavors run through this full-bodied, silky-textured offering, followed by a long, cherry fruit-filled finish. A flattering, modern style. Grenache. Drink now through 2023. 665 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"A wine I’ve had numerous times, yet never as spectacular as on this occasion, the 100% Grenache 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Colombis sports a deep ruby, opaque color to go with a huge nose of lavender, incense, Provencal herbs, licorice and ground pepper. Nothing comes closer to representing the essence of Provence, and this full-bodied, unctuous, elegant and sexy effort has sweet tannin, not a single hard edge to be found and a blockbuster finish. It’s drinking so well now, I don’t see any reason to hold off, but I suspect it will keep for another decade." (WA)

"(100% grenache) Opaque ruby. Exotic, highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry and cherry preserves, fresh flowers and Asian spices, with a suave undertone of vanilla. Round, fleshy red and dark berry flavors become spicier with air. Seamless and delicious right now, with impressive finishing clarity and a resonating floral quality." (VM)

"Mind blowing juice from start to finish! The explosive nose, with its herbs de Provence, black pepper, thyme and sprigs of mint topped with olive tapenade is off the hook. But the incredible wall of opulent, perfectly ripe, fruit, spice, kirsch liqueur and juicy plum notes, with its fat, juicy, opulent, viscous, silky textures must last at least 50 seconds. Little air is needed for this baby, pop and pour works just fine. If someone wanted to score this just a bit higher, I get it, because it is that good! 3186 Views Tasted May 31, 2016" (JL)