Editorial Reviews for Domaine de la Cote de l'Ange Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Dark ruby color; lovely, floral, lilac, blackberry nose; tight, tasty, blackberry, floral, lilac palate; needs 6-plus years; medium-plus finish 94+ points
Pretty good, but it is hard to find and there are better years.
External Reviews for Domaine de la Cote de l'Ange Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
If you can find any, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which comes from nearly 80-year-old vines planted in sandy and limestone soils, is a blend of 85% Grenache aged in foudres and 15% Mourvedre aged in small oak casks. The 2007 version of this wine is prodigious, but this is close and may even eclipse that wine, but time will be the final arbiter. Dense purple, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, loads of blackberry fruit, intense kirsch, oodles of licorice, lavender, and garrigue notes, this is layered, sumptuous, full-throttle wine with good acidity, sweet, moderate tannin, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel and finish. Drink this sensational wine over the next 20-25 years. It is one of the great wines of the vintage.