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Vivid red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by woodsmoke, garrigue and yellow rose. Strikingly pure and sweet, with deep red and d... Read more
A gorgeous, silky, perfumy style, with tea and incense leading the way for supple-textured raspberry, black fig and mulled currant fruit notes. A p... Read more
The brilliant 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (made from 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and other assorted authorized var... Read more
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Vivid red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by woodsmoke, garrigue and yellow rose. Strikingly pure and sweet, with deep red and dark berry preserve flavors, silky texture and no obvious tannins. Almost Burgundian in style, with a very long, powerfully fruity finish. Here's another 2007 that will be a stunner out of the gate.
A gorgeous, silky, perfumy style, with tea and incense leading the way for supple-textured raspberry, black fig and mulled currant fruit notes. A perfumy note weaves through the minerally finish, with very fine-grained structure. Stylish for the vintage. Drink now through 2029.
The brilliant 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (made from 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and other assorted authorized varieties) is brilliant. Gorgeous notes reminiscent of an open-air Provencal fruit and vegetable market jump from the glass of this deep plum/purple-colored wine. The wine is expansive, savory, very fleshy, and totally disarming in its explosive aromatics and lush, opulent flavors. The better-than-average acids, due to the cool growing year, give it uplift and vibrancy, which nicely buttress the wine's full-bodied power and substance. This is a beauty to drink over the next 15 or so years.
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is going to have plenty of admirers. Deep plum/ruby to the rim, medium to full-bodied, with a classic nose of garrigue, smoky meats, loads of kirsch and black currants, this broad, dense wine exhibits superb purity, enough acidity for focus and freshness, and a long, heady finish. This is one of the best traditional cuvees made in several years. One of the benchmark historical producers of Chateauneuf du Pape, Clos du Mont Olivet has long been the bastion of one segment of the Sabon family. the consistent results have always been classic Chateauneuf du Papes that stand the test of time. With the introduction of their Cuvee do Papet in 1989, they created an old-vine, luxury product that can push Chateauneuf du Pape to its maximum expression of Grenache and Provencal typicity.
Ruby-red. Musky black raspberry and Indian spices on the nose, with complicating notes of lavender, violet and licorice. Compellingly sweet and velvety on entry, then vibrant and delineated in the mid-palate, with an appealing floral quality complementing the flavors of crushed red berries and cherry. Pungent minerality adds energy to a long, spicy finish.
This red has a good sappy intensity, delivering flavors of kirsch and blackberry preserves that course along, followed by notes of graphite and iron that take over on the finish. Approachable now, but has the cut to cellar short term. Drink now through 2019.
Fairly tough, but shows personality, with plenty of wet earth, roasted game, spice and plum and wild berry. Elegant while packing in the flavors, with a round tannin structure. Needs time. Best from 2005.
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