A curiosity is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape XXL a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre that fermented for nearly three years. Bottled earlier this year it reminds me of some of the Cuvee Spe... Read More
93-95 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous: "(40 percent whole clusters; raised in foudres and demi-muids) Lurid violet. Heady aromas of candied red fruits, spicecake and minerals take on suave flora... Read More
90-92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015s all show more elegant profiles than in the past, at the expense of some texture and richness.
Coming from the same terroir... Read More
"Looking pretty close to the 2009 and 2010 in terms of quality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape has slightly less Grenache than prior vintages, with 15% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah and the rest Grenache.... Read More
90-92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape sports a medium ruby color as well as perfumed notes of strawberries, currants, dried herbs and dried fl... Read More
Most likely one of the top 2-3 wines produced the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a rough blend of 80-85% Grenache 10% Mourvedre (which was harvested October 10) and the balance Sy... Read More