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Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf du Pape 2010

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It remains a sexy Chateauneuf filled with sumptuous black currant, black cherry and raspberry flavors interwoven with garrigue, licorice and roasted Provencal herbs. Full-bodied with good acidity and precision.

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Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine:
Tavel revealed itself as propitious for wine growing with the introduction of vines to the Rhone valley by the ancient Greek Phoceen civilisation and the Roman colonies. Archaeological digs at a Gallo-Roman site revealed a stock of grape pips resulting from pressing and thereby indicating a regular production. After the dark ages of the barbaric invasions, the rural renaissance, towards the e... Read more
Tavel revealed itself as propitious for wine growing with the introduction of vines to the Rhone valley by the ancient Greek Phoceen civilisation and the Roman colonies. Archaeological digs at a Gallo-Roman site revealed a stock of grape pips resulting from pressing and thereby indicating a regular production. After the dark ages of the barbaric invasions, the rural renaissance, towards the end of the middle ages, was marked by numerous real estate transactions, which indicates the existence of a demand for vineyards, notably by the various ecclesiastical institutions which were widely established locally. As from the XVI century, historians, with the help of extensive archives, reveal a remarkable development of the vineyards. As indicated in the land registers, the peasants abandoned the cereal crops for wine growing and thereby passed over to commercial agriculture with an advance of two centuries compared to French country life. Read less

External Reviews for Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf du Pape

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/19/2013

A potentially great wine in the making, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine (made from an identical blend) possesses awesome concentration as well as a gorgeous nose of roasted Provencal herbs, lavender, blueberries, blackberries and cassis. With good acidity, sweet, well-integrated tannins and super concentration, it will be drinkable in 2-3 years, and should evolve for 15+ years thereafter. These two Chateauneuf du Papes are both highly recommended. - Robert Parker 93-95 Points This delivers a delicious core of plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit, studded with licorice, fruitcake and roasted fig notes. Offers the grip of the vintage, but not as dense as the top examples, so one for drinking now while you cellar the big boys. Best from 2020 through . 800 cases made. -JM (80% grenache and 10% each of mourvedre and syrah): Bright purple. Youthfully backward, hinting at aromas and flavors of redcurrant and cherry, with a spicy accent. Slow to unwind...



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It remains a sexy Chateauneuf filled with sumptuous black currant, black cherry and raspberry flavors interwoven with garrigue, licorice and roasted Provencal herbs. Full-bodied with good acidity and precision.

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