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Posted by DonRafael, May 23, 2011.
Edited May 23, 2011

Hello, I'm new to this site that I luckily found while browsing for wine. I hope in time I will be able to make some valuable contributions to the likes of all on here.

Please help me with this one.

I recently bought a case of 12 bottles of Chateau neuf Du Pape / Clefs du Papes 2006 for £211.00 was that the going price or have I paid too much for the wine?

Your expert advise will be appreciated!





Reply by duncan 906, May 23, 2011.

I would say that was a reasonable price for that appelation.Where did you get it from? A more important question is whether you think it a nice wine and enjoy drinking it

Reply by DonRafael, May 28, 2011.

Hi Duncan906 thanks for the reply. A colleague purchased two cases and decided to keep only one and offered me the other and I took it. And yes I do think that Chateauneuf is a nice wine but I wasn't sure about this vintage. Do you or anybody else here know more about it and what would a bottle retail for? Is it good to drink now?



Reply by fibo86, May 31, 2011.

The wine got silver from the International wine and spirit competition 2010: Not too sure about the price as I'm here in Australia.

2006 was a more lush year (drink sooner rather thatn later) you could probably look up vintage on Robert parkers site.

Reply by duncan 906, May 31, 2011.

The way to get more information is to google it although that might bring you back to way to find out if it is good to drink now is to try a bottle.If you decide you don't like it you could always sell it on

Reply by GregT, Jun 1, 2011.

Is it this:

If so, it's usually around $30USD give or take a few.

Some wines from Chateauneuf are more, a few are a lot more, some are less. 

Only way to tell if it's good is by tasting it.  Vintage wise, it's fine.  Parker said that 2007 is the greatest vintage in viticultural history on the entire planet, which is one of the strangest plaudits I've ever read.  He said 2005 was a fantastic vintage too, but that was before the 2007s came out, so the superlatives weren't as effusive.  I'd vastly prefer 2005 tho - it's less ripe and many eines are a little more tannic.  2007 seems super-ripe.  2006 would have been a great vintage any other time, but it was caught between those two. However, many people, including me, think it's a fine vintage.

Reply by dmcker, Jun 1, 2011.

That link's not working too well for my browser, Greg.

Agree with you about the vintages...

Reply by GregT, Jun 1, 2011.

D - you're right as usual.

Not sure what happened but try this -


Reply by dmcker, Jun 2, 2011.
Edited Jun 2, 2011

That link works, Greg. Thanks.

If I were buying off that site, I'd probably go for the '97 Vieux Telegraphe it suggests, instead of the 2004 Clefs du Papes it displays, even at 9quid more per bottle. Well aged, for an oldskool maker who hasn't gone after the Parker scores. Not the greatest vintage but also not the worst, all in all pretty solid. This maker's wines should be tasting delicious at this point....

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