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Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois Proprietary Blend Wine 2012

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Saturated ruby. Aromas of red berry preserves smoky minerals and potpourri are lifted by a suave spicy quality that carries through to the finish. Lush and sweet in the mouth offering spicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors along with a touch of spicecake. Closes silky and long with lingering mineral and floral notes. Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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Winery: M. Chapoutier
Color: Red
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M. Chapoutier:
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.

External Reviews for Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Saturated ruby. Aromas of red berry preserves smoky minerals and potpourri are lifted by a suave spicy quality that carries through to the finish. Lush and sweet in the mouth offering spicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors along with a touch of spicecake. Closes silky and long with lingering mineral and floral notes. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

More rich and serious the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois is 100% Grenache that comes from mostly clay soils and 100-year-old vines. It offers up fantastic Grenache flare with sweet currants strawberry incense and spice all flowing to a voluptuously textured medium to full-bodied wine that has loads of fruit fine tannin and a great finish. While I suspect it will be hard to resist in its youth it will evolve for at least 10-12 years. Drink now-2024.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

More rich and serious the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois is 100% Grenache that comes from mostly clay soils and 100-year-old vines. It offers up fantastic Grenache flare with sweet currants strawberry incense and spice all flowing to a voluptuously textured medium to full-bodied wine that has loads of fruit fine tannin and a great finish. While I suspect it will be hard to resist in its youth it will evolve for at least 10-12 years. Drink now-2024. -Jeb Dunnuck Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.




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