So Parker Says:
Deep ruby/plum/purple-colored and full-bodied, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde reveals good integration of its wood component along with ripe black currant and black cherry notes intermixed with loamy soil, lavender, and spice box undertones. It is a delicious, soft, ready to drink wine that is more evolved than its 2007 counterpart
and Raynolds says:
Saturated ruby. Powerful aromas of kirsch, lavender, soy sauce and smoked meat, with sexy Asian spices adding energy. Deeply concentrated, palate-coating dark berry fruit flavors show a chewy texture, with firm tannins adding grip. This could pass for a 2005. The spicy finish doesn’t want to let up. Very young, serious wine that should not be opened for a long time.
I tend to agree with Josh more often than not - anyone had this wine and care to comment?