Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
(4,000 bottles produced) is a blend of 50% old vine Grenache and a few other
grapes aged in tank, and 50% aged in barrel. It achieved 16.2% natural alcohol.
The result is a full-bodied wine with fabulous concentration, a saturated
dark ruby/plum color, and an ethereal black raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry-scented
bouquet with notions of truffles and flowers in the background. It is exceptionally
opulent, full-bodied, and deep with silky tannins and low acidity. Give
it 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following two decades.
Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb
Deep red. Sexy, pinot-like red fruits and
minerals on the nose, with a suave floral overtone. Lush raspberry and cherry
preserve flavors are enlivened by zesty minerality and framed by silky tannins,
picking up more wild garrigue and tobacco qualities on the finish. For all
its flavor impact, this is remarkably light, even delicate, with superb
balance and precision.
The deeper, richer 2015 Châteauneu...
There is enough wood to notice framing t...
Here the more expressive nose is quite f...
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