La Chasse Du Pape

Domaine de Marcoux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2018

Producer over vintage everytime. Diffcult year but given the mildew and heat they’ve managed to make this textural, clean, and wholesome white that speaks to the tradition so well. Perhaps lacking some depth of the top vintages of CNDP white, this is perfect for the table, working wonders with tomato and fennel pasta to roasted trout with fall vegetables. Orchard fruits, ripe citrus, Pernod, nuts, white and yellow flowers, almond cream, herbs, pebbles, parsnip and white pepper. Lovely viscosity and phenolic grip here. — 4 days ago

Josh, Kimberly and 2 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2005

C’est clairement la plus belle bouteille de 2005 bue à ce jour. J’avais toujours trouvé ce 2005 sur la retenue, alors que cette fois-ci le vin semblait bien ouvert, épanoui, complexe. Un beau Beaucastel, épicé, avec une bonne longueur. Débute son plateau et y restera pour 5-10 ans — 12 days ago

Hanibal, Peter and 5 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne 2017

Très jeune, trop jeune... j’adore le Beaucastel vieilles vignes. Celui-ci ne fait pas exception. Le vin est pataud, riche, pas d’acidité, mais la texture en bouche est splendide et la finale ultra longue. À ce stade le vin est un peu sur les agrumes, les fleurs mais principalement sur le miel. Super match avec du comté ! — 12 days ago

Peter, Daniel and 8 others liked this

Domaine Albin Jacumin

La Bégude des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

An easy going Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Pronounced blackberry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors. Two years ago, it was basic and fruity. Now, it is pleasant and elegant. — 9 days ago

Paulo, Anthony and 2 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

La Bernardine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

It's not necessarily the wine I'd prefer to drink, but the 2016 La Bernadine was certainly aptly placed (by Chapoutier) as the "better" wine in our impromptu Chapoutier study. Compared to the 2017 La Ciboise, this was more concentrated, primary, and persistent. It's a fruit bomb on both the nose and palate, mixing red and black fruits, and a discernable candied sweetness in the back of the palate. Spices, dried herbs, and musk sit nicely in the background. I feel the acidity and plush tannins helps mask the whooping 15% abv. Finishes long and sweet, with a interesting hint of orange rind-like bitterness. The quality is undeniable, but it's not a wine I'd care for. — a month ago

Ira, Severn and 21 others liked this


“impromptu Chapoutier study”

Domaine Saint Préfert

Collection Charles Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Intens nose of black forest fruit and garrigue. Full bodied with lots of fruit and sweet ripe tannins. Long aftertaste. Still young but excellent after some breathing time. — 3 days ago

Paul, David and 7 others liked this

Domaine Lucien Barrot et Fils

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

Pale ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red cherry, red plum, raspberry, strawberry jam, earth, forest floor; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, outstanding — 11 days ago

Severn, Josh and 8 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2000

Scarlet tawny, mostly opaque. Great aged Grenache nose. Notes of plums, herbs de Provence, white pepper, a little raspberry and some dark soil. Rich and impactful in the mouth. Tannins are integrated, yielding a luscious finish. Top notch CdP! — 19 hours ago

Shay, Tom and 15 others liked this

Clos Saint Jean

Deus Ex Machina Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Even better than last year’s bottle, which I called “the devil’s work” and rated 95. So much more emerging and the finest, grainy tannins just melted on my plate. Burnt cocoa, velvety cassis. Never got warmed up due to Covid doors open. This has decades to go. — 4 days ago

Mark NawackiJoe
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Severn, Eric and 20 others liked this
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Incredible bottle
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Nice. I guess it’s Chateau Neufeld De Pape night

Domaine du Pegau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Dark, intense, roasted dense fruit. Lots of bloodiness, hints of tobacco, dried herbs. Intense and supple on the palate. Serious stuff. — 5 days ago

Bex Green
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Ira, Bob and 11 others liked this