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Autard Chateauneuf du Pape 2007

Member Review by chapspot:

This big guy gives hedonistic pleasure. Beautifully balanced with understated acid and tannin. It probably will age gracefully but no sin in pulling the cork now to enjoy the forward fruit. Although 14½% alcohol there is no trace of hotness. We had with beef brisket and it was a marriage made in heaven. May be even better tomorrow.

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Domaine Paul Autard:
In Chateauneuf du Pape, wine of quality... For Jean-Paul Autard, living and working in harmony with his land corresponds to a quest for perfection, ambitious but honest... Jean-Paul Autard runs the family estate since the age of 17. His choices of grapevines, of vinification and ageing (phenol maturity, total destemming of the harvest, ageing in casks) further his quest for balance. "Strengt... Read more
In Chateauneuf du Pape, wine of quality... For Jean-Paul Autard, living and working in harmony with his land corresponds to a quest for perfection, ambitious but honest... Jean-Paul Autard runs the family estate since the age of 17. His choices of grapevines, of vinification and ageing (phenol maturity, total destemming of the harvest, ageing in casks) further his quest for balance. "Strength, richness, elegance and finesse, a great wine from Chateauneuf du Pape should bring together all these qualities, to charm with its persistence and the pleasure it procure". Read less

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04/26/2010

This big guy gives hedonistic pleasure. Beautifully balanced with understated acid and tannin. It probably will age gracefully but no sin in pulling the cork now to enjoy the forward fruit. Although 14½% alcohol there is no trace of hotness. We had with beef brisket and it was a marriage made in heaven. May be even better tomorrow.


External Reviews for Autard Chateauneuf du Pape

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A sleeper of the vintage, the deep ruby/purple-hued 2007 Chandacirc;teauneuf de Pape, a blend of 70% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Counoise, exhibits gorgeously plump, sexy aromas of red and black fruits, licorice, smoke, Provenandccedil;al herbs, and flowers. Full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, it is an endearing, exuberant, flashy Chandacirc;teauneuf that tastes like the bottles essence of Provence. Drink it now and over the next 10andndash;12 years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A sleeper of the vintage, the deep ruby/purple-hued 2007 Châteauneuf de Pape, a blend of 70% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Counoise, exhibits gorgeously plump, sexy aromas of red and black fruits, licorice, smoke, Provençal herbs, and flowers. Full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, it is an endearing, exuberant, flashy Châteauneuf that tastes like the bottles essence of Provence. Drink it now and over the next 10-12 years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Nearly candied up front, with a hard shell around the black cherry and boysenberry fruit flavors, but sweet mocha, spice and mineral notes emerge in the end, where fine-grained tannins carry the finish. A beauty that should develop nicely. Best from 2008 through 2020.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Magnum - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 1500 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2007 - Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Magnum - France - Region: Rh


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Jean-Paul Autard is fast becoming one of the best-known winemakers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. His '03 is a blend of 60 percent Grenache and 30 percent Syrah, with some Mourvèdre and Counoise. In 2000, Autard replaced his old foudres with small barriques to help preserve more fruit detail. This traditional-style Châteauneuf-du-Pape sees only about 5 percent new oak.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a big, fruity, tasty wine. quite soft, it will certainly require consumption over the next 4-7 years. It is elegant, attractively plump, with plenty of smoky herbs intermixed with black cherry notes and a bit of licorice and earth.


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