The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin (an old vine Grenache offering) is concentrated and tightly knit displaying good acidity, firm tannin, rich, full-bodied power, and stunning concentration as well as length. Unlike such vintages as 2003, 2001, 2000, and 1998, the 2004 requires 3-5 years of bottle age; it should keep for 15+. Sabon said its alcohol was essentially equivalent to the 2003 at 15.4%. Parker 91-94
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 06
Explosively aromatic and sweet on the nose, dominated by potent red
berries and candied rose. Lush and sweet in the mouth, the red berry
notes picking up weight and becoming positively liqueur-like. I was
reminded of a red Burgundy from the Gros family. Finishes supple and
round, with no bite or rough edges. 93-95 points
(40% vendange entier): More energetic an...
A ripe yet appealing fresh nose displays...
Ruby-red. Wild, slightly reduced aromas...
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