Bright, jammy fruit with great balance. I very much enjoyed this wine. Actually more so than the Chateuneuf Du Pape we tasted today. -Tasted at Marché Bacchus 11/14/09
Four and a half glasses
Decanted 2 hours, Ruby color, hot perfume of blackberries with notes of cherries, violets and chocolate. light body, still concentrated, bright palate of leather, blueberries and cranberries with notes of clove, luscious finish of stonefruit, orange rind and licorice.
A beautiful fruity red wine with lots of power. Wery nice to provencial cooking
Perfectly balanced wine with great structure, and a cool blend of anise, cocoa and fruit. The tannins are supple. Great for sipping, but obviously ideal for food. We had it with a rich boeuf a la bourgignon (I know, odd). Would work beautifully with lamb, and sauces or other dishes with herbal flavors.
Excellent. Great mouth feel. Red fruit with bubble gum wrapped around them.
The superb 1995 Chateauneuf du Pape displays gobs of black-raspberry, black-cherry, and herb-tinged fruit, good fat and glycerin, lofty alcohol, and a ripe, chewy, structured finish. The wine is intensely concentrated, and obviously made from low-yielding, old vines. It will be accessible young. Last tasted 6/96.
External Reviews for Tardieu Laurent Chateauneuf du Pape
The wine that blew me away was the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau. I think this will probably end up being called "Cuvee Speciale," which is what Tardieu has done in the past. This 100% Grenache cuvee tips the scales at 16% natural alcohol. Blueber... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale 750ml
The old stand-by of Michel Tardieu is the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Guy Louis. This wine is about 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, all coming from three sectors - Cairanne, Rasteau, and the vast ocean of mostly Grenache-based vineyards known as the Plan de Dieu... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Tardieu-Laurent Cotes du Rhone Guy Louis 750ml
Michel Tardieu's 2009 red Northern Rhone offerings still have a long wait in barrel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. They all reveal deep colors as well as abundant concentration, structure and power. I thought the best cuvees were the Co... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Tardieu-Laurent Cote Rotie 750ml
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes comes primarily from two sectors of Chateauneuf du Pape, La Crau and Mont Olivet. It is a dense ruby/purple color, with plenty of garrigue, lavender, black currant, black cherry, sandy, loamy soil notes al... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml
Opaque violet. Very sexy, perfumed aromas of ripe black raspberry, olive and flowers; theres a wild, almost gamey quality to this wines perfume thats pretty interesting. Fresh and juicy in the mouth, with distinct sweetness to the dark berry, cher... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Tardieu-Laurent Cote Rotie 750ml
The 2009 Rasteau Vieilles Vignes shows more powerful, masculinity, earthiness in a more rustic, rough-and-tumble style that will take several years to calm down in bottle, but it has loads of earth and chocolate to it. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Tardieu-Laurent Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau Vieilles Vignes 750ml
Intensives Rubin. Viel schwarze Frucht in der zauberhaften Nase. Weicher Gaumenauftakt, gefolgt von einer kräftigen Aromatik nach wiederum schwarzen Früchten, frisch gemahlenem Pfeffer, etwas Muskat, von muskulöser Statur, feinkörnige Tannine, ausgesprochen schöne Aromadecke, langes Finale.
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