Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

The power of this wine comes from its concentration and complexity: leather, tobacco, sassafras and deep red cherry fruit, from nose to finish.  It's really meant for the cellar but pairing it with rabbit or chicken stewed with black olives, tomatoes and herbs will bring out the spice, tobacco and leather terroir beautifully.