Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Owes name to man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees, later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. Blend, 57% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit Verdot & Cab Franc, aged in new French oak for 18 months. Pronounced red fruit aromas with earthy spice notes. Blackberry & cherry palate flavors with smoke and spice integrated with sweet tannins, lingering ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent! Tasting Sample! — a day ago

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Domaine du Grand Tinel

Alexis Establet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Medium ruby colored. Intense nose of dark plums, licorice, eucalyptus, and charred wood on the nose. Great flavors of red plums, figs, herbs and some earthiness. Medium plus acidity with a long, lingering finish. An excellent wine. 100% Grenache. — 3 days ago

Lisa Mayer
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Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Vignes Centenaires Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

Wow. This wine is STUNNING. Perfectly balanced, subtle wild berry flavor and silky smooth, harmonious with a powerful 45 second finish that — 2 days ago

David, Severn and 3 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

Lovely intense ruby. A bit of spice and spectacular deep fruit. Really very good. — 12 days ago

Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
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Shay, Ira and 7 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2007

2007 Chateau de Beaucastel- The 2007 Chateau Beaucastel is deftly walking the tightrope between primary and tertiary tones at the moment. Aromatically profound, the wine immediately unveils layers of black fruits woven together with shades of white truffle crudo, black peppercorns and Earl Grey tea that take shape in the glass. Showing brilliant verve and freshness, the palate has great depth of concentration, power and range. Blackberry compote and black licorice flavors combine with lighter red raspberry, damp earth and Provencale herb accents on this expressive palate. The long finish marvelously accentuates this beautiful wine. Marvelous now at the thirteen year mark, the 2007 Chateau Beaucastel has many years of drinking enjoyment ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95 — 4 hours ago

Eric, Billy and 19 others liked this

Domaine Font de Michelle

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1999

Appearance is somewhat brickish and cloudy. Has thrown off some sediment. Nose is a bit reserved, with some notes of lavender, menthol and hoisin. Took a little time to settle down and open up but once it did it was a very nice, classic CDP. It won’t improve from here but showing well - drink up over next 2-3 years if you have any. — 8 days ago

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Bruce Baldinger

Bruce Baldinger

Disappointing

E. Guigal

Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

I found this ‘16 and gave it a try. A blend of 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise & 1% Vaccarèse, aromas of intense berry fruits and complex spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with cedar and vanilla, well balanced. Fine soft tannins, lingering, complex depth, ending with elegant fruit and spice. — a day ago

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Domaine de Ferrand

Châteauneuf du Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

The 2017 Chateauneufs are insanely good - heavily concentrated and layered with tannins of silk. Make no mistake - these are big, powerful wines with high aging potential. The entry level Ferrand is 90% Grenache from very old vines planted between 1904 and 1920 and brought up in tank. Deep layers of black raspberry, violets, plums, garrigue, and spice. The palate explodes with deliciousness offering fine tannins and long finish. I love this stuff! Will improve even more with time. 2017 vintage on Dec 5, 2019 — 6 days ago

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Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Second go around. Still took 35-45 minutes of decanting for the nose and wine to develop. But then, it was on. Red and black fruit with a little olive tapenade. This is so good — 5 days ago

Eric, Severn and 19 others liked this
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

Very true. Be been collecting a bunch of CDP and again, why not.
Rick Baumgarten

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CdP’s can be really difficult to “catch”. Often, 4 hours in decanter isn’t enough. Other times 2 hours over oxidizes. Other bottles have tasted corked on opening, great in an hour and spoiled in 3 hours. But I love them.
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

Agreed. Have had all those happen at times to me.

Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Solid CDP, needed some air but was a perfect accompaniment to cheese and cold cuts. Peppery and fruity with a dry finish. — 25 days ago

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