Cellier des Princes Chateauneuf du Pape 2007

Member Review by Gerontius:

I cannot pretend to be anything more than an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to tasting wine, but that often means I'm more critical when it comes to selecting favourites. I discovered this delicious, robust creation almost a year ago and it has remained my most enjoyed tipple ever since. It needs to be suitably warmed and aired (as all good reds should), but the wait is well worth it. The first hit is the explosion of blackberries, black cherries and dark chocolate, which is never followed by the bitter tannins; rather softening with the lingering sweetness of forest fruits. This wine certainly won't do to be quoffed-at 15% ABV, you would need to be more than able to hold your liquor! But as an accompaniment to venison, spicy Indian food or as a warming winter treat you would need to go a long way to find a better example of this classic red.

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Cellier des Princes:
The vineyards of the Cellier des Princes, which is the only co-operative on the Châteauneuf du Pape area, stretches over 5 villages with a very rich and diverse production: Courthézon, Bedarrides, Jonquières, Châteauneuf du Pape and Orange. Our wines are vinified with a great number of grape varieties – up to thirteen for the Châteauneuf du Pape. The main grapes used are the Grenache, the Syrah... Read more
The vineyards of the Cellier des Princes, which is the only co-operative on the Châteauneuf du Pape area, stretches over 5 villages with a very rich and diverse production: Courthézon, Bedarrides, Jonquières, Châteauneuf du Pape and Orange. Our wines are vinified with a great number of grape varieties – up to thirteen for the Châteauneuf du Pape. The main grapes used are the Grenache, the Syrah or the Mourvèdre together with a whole set of ancient varieties. Each plot of our vineyard is selected carefully and individually so as to elaborate our different wines. This is the key to the complexity, the diversity and the constant quality of our products. Our wines, rooted in their soil, always reflect their origins. And it is these very soils which give the different characteristics of our wines; the deep pebbles for strength, the dry and hot sandy soils for power and spices, the chalky sandstones for structure, the clayey – siliceous hillocks for richness and roundness. Read less

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Snooth User: Gerontius
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12/13/2010

I cannot pretend to be anything more than an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to tasting wine, but that often means I'm more critical when it comes to selecting favourites. I discovered this delicious, robust creation almost a year ago and it has remained my most enjoyed tipple ever since. It needs to be suitably warmed and aired (as all good reds should), but the wait is well worth it. The first hit is the explosion of blackberries, black cherries and dark chocolate, which is never followed by the bitter tannins; rather softening with the lingering sweetness of forest fruits. This wine certainly won't do to be quoffed-at 15% ABV, you would need to be more than able to hold your liquor! But as an accompaniment to venison, spicy Indian food or as a warming winter treat you would need to go a long way to find a better example of this classic red.



<p>This deep red full-bodied yet sweet French wine is complex, with aromas of black fruits with spicy overtones. Created in 1924, the Cellier des Princes is the only cooperative cellar on the Chateauneuf du Pape area.</p>


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