Elisabeth Chambellan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 2007
Produced by the mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Jean-Pierre Boisson, these are forward, charming, fruit-driven Châteauneuf-du-Pape designed for pleasure, and meant to be consumed early in life. The 2000 Cuvée Elisabeth Chambellan Vieille Vignes reveals a medium ruby color, but more structure as well as fat. It offers notes of spice box, black raspberries, cherries, and pepper, medium body, excellent purity, and a fleshy, velvety texture. Consume it during its first 7-8 years of life.Add winemaker's notes
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Produced by the mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Jean-Pierre Boisson, these are forward, charming, fruit-driven Châteauneuf-du-Pape designed for pleasure, and meant to be consumed early in life. The 2000 Cuvée Elisabeth Chambellan Vieille Vignes reveals a medium ruby color, but more structure as well as fat. It offers notes of spice box, black raspberries, cherries, and pepper, medium body, excellent purity, and a fleshy, velvety texture. Consume it during its first 7-8 years of life.
From the estate's oldest vines, the medium ruby-tinged 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Elisabeth Chambellan Vieilles Vignes offers classic aromas of licorice, resiny pine forest, kirsch liqueur, and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, with a silky, multilayered texture, and big, round, full-bodied flavors, this sexy Chateauneuf is also impossible to resist, even though it will outlive the regular cuvee by 2-3 years.
The dynamic mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Jean-Pierre Boisson, tends to produce wines that mirror his exuberant, charming, gregarious personality. These are among the friendliest offerings of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with compelling fruitiness and consumer-friendly, lush styles that make them oh, so charming to drink. These are sexy, fruit-driven Châteauneufs. They will not be the longest-lived wines of the appellation, but the quality, purity, and presence of the fruit as well as their pure pleasure giving style make them even better than my scores suggest. That, combined with an extraordinarily reasonable pricing policy make these some of the most endearing Châteauneuf-du-Papes to purchase year in and year out. The 2000 Cuvée Elisabeth Chambellan Vieille Vignes is a hedonistic fruit bomb with oodles of strawberry and cherry fruit. It is essentially a sexual cocktail of strawberry and cherry fruit that hits the bull's eye. It should drink well for a decade.
The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Elisabeth Chambellan Vieilles Vignes is pure sex in the bottle. It will only last for 10-12 years, but who cares? Silky, sensual, and opulent, with gobs of fruit, sweet tannin, loads of glycerin, and no hard edges, this wine will make even the most Puritanical American rethink his anti-drinking policy. A stunning effort for near-term consumption, it already provides immense pleasure.
The mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Jean-Pierre Boisson, is one of the first to bottle his wines, as evidenced by these 1999s. They are always among the most fruit forward and sexiest offerings of the appellation, and are delicious to drink young. They are hedonistic fruit bombs filled with pleasure... The 1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Elisabeth Chambellan Vielles Vignes is a broader effort, with more glycerin, alcohol and depth of black cherry and kirsch liqueur-flavored fruit. There are also notes of raspberries, licorice and spice as well as beautiful; harmony and purity in this sexy Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Drink this full-bodied wine over the next decade.
A fruit driven style that accents dark plum and spice aromatics and rich, opulent flavors.
In the same style is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Elisabeth Chambellan Vieilles Vignes, which is richer and rounder, but still an effusively fruity, full-bodied Chateauneuf du Pape made in a pure, totally seductive, sexy style. Both wines are aged completely in tank and large wood foudres.
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