"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Classique is 85% Grenache and the rest Cinsault and Mourvedre. Eighty percent is aged i...Read more...
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The nose showed currants, raspberry, rosemary and lavender. On the palate it was juicy throughout with a medium body, showing soft medicinal cherry fruit and a pleasant medium-long finish. Incredibly drinkable and fun, yet it seems to me that this wine doesn't warrant the price tag. (90 points)
"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Classique is 85% Grenache and the rest Cinsault and Mourvedre. Eighty percent is aged in tank and the rest in two- to three-year-old demi-muids. This wine displays a dense purple color along with notes of bay leaf, tobacco leaf, cassis, kirsch, licorice and subtle smoke. This is a delicious, precise, elegant style of Chateauneuf du Pape...90-92" WA 10/11 "(based on 85% grenache and made from the estate's young vines; already in bottle): Bright ruby. Highly scented aromas of red berries and flowers, with a spicy quality gaining strength with air. Juicy and forward in the mouth, offering intense strawberry and raspberry flavors and no rough edges. Shows the vibrancy of the vintage to full effect and finishes with impressive clarity and tangy bite...92" IWC 02/12 "An inviting, silky style, with alluring raspberry, steeped red currant and damson plum notes all gliding along, supported by hints of ganache, anise and mocha. Latent grip keeps this honest. Approachable already, but has the balance to age nicely....91" WS 09/12 "The 2010 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape is also knockout stuff. A blend of 85% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre (the Grenache sees only cement tank, while the others are aged in larger oak barrels) that comes from the estate‟s younger vines (< 30 years), it offers loads of spice, framboise, and licorice aromas and flavors to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured mouth feel, ripe tannin, and an overall balanced, elegant profile....93" RR 10/12
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