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Domaine de la Pinede Chateau-Neuf du Pape 2004

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds from www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/16442 and I drank it at Sunday lunch with my sister and her friend.Chateauneuf du Pape comes from the South of France from the Avignon/Orange area.It is the most prestigious appellation in the Southern Rhone region and loosely translates as 'the Pope's New Palace' because in the 14th century Pope John XXII built himself a new home[now derelict but a tourist attraction] and also took a great interest in the viticulture of the region although wine has been made here since before the Romans.Even today the Papal Coat of Arms is engraved on each bottle.Chateauneuf du Pape was the very first AOC when that system was set up in the early 20th Century.Domaine de la Pinede is now run by Philippe Coulon whose family have owned it since the 19th Century.The AOC rules allow over a dozen grapes in the red wine but this one is 80%grenache,10%syrah and the rest mourverde so it is a fairly typical Southern Rhone blend.Robert Parker gave the 2004 vintage 87/100 points and I must report that I liked it as well.It is dry and there is a restrained fruit or liquorice taste there.It is definitely a quality product.

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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03/19/2012

I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds from www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/16442 and I drank it at Sunday lunch with my sister and her friend.Chateauneuf du Pape comes from the South of France from the Avignon/Orange area.It is the most prestigious appellation in the Southern Rhone region and loosely translates as 'the Pope's New Palace' because in the 14th century Pope John XXII built himself a new home[now derelict but a tourist attraction] and also took a great interest in the viticulture of the region although wine has been made here since before the Romans.Even today the Papal Coat of Arms is engraved on each bottle.Chateauneuf du Pape was the very first AOC when that system was set up in the early 20th Century.Domaine de la Pinede is now run by Philippe Coulon whose family have owned it since the 19th Century.The AOC rules allow over a dozen grapes in the red wine but this one is 80%grenache,10%syrah and the rest mourverde so it is a fairly typical Southern Rhone blend.Robert Parker gave the 2004 vintage 87/100 points and I must report that I liked it as well.It is dry and there is a restrained fruit or liquorice taste there.It is definitely a quality product.




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