Domaine Durieu was established in 1976 by Paul Durieu and remains family-owned, now run by Paul’s sons, Vincent and Francois. Unusually, Durieu de-stem their grapes to aid fruitiness, relying on fruit from low-yielding vines to provide firm tannic structure. With typical Chateauneuf power, the wine delivers a fresh and spicy nose of red cherry embellished with notes of sage and wild thyme. The palate is equally powerful, with sinuous tannins and huge length. The classic match for a full-flavoured game pie.