Châteauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhône

Clos des Brusquières

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2016

Really good Chateauneuf-du-Pape, word is that 2016 is a legendary vintage and trying this I would say I’ve never experienced such a young wine of this varietal with so much depth and complexity. Great nose, really smooth on the palate and loads of cherry, spice, leather and floral elements with a hint of Pernod style aniseed on the finish. For $45 I think this is outstanding, it has a high alcohol content for French wine so may not be a long termer but it’s great so just enjoy now. — 6 days ago

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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Nose had strong strawberry notes and minor notes Forrest floor. The palate was more cherry than strawberry, pepper and earthy. Had this with rabbit. I know not a traditional pairing but it went very well with the way it was prepared. Pretty much had medium tannins and touch more acid. Finish was not too hot. Overall a nice drinking wine. — 11 days ago

Shay, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2003

This 03 was 1 of my favorite chateaneufs for a long time. Soooo sexy. Unfortunately those days are over as the nose started to show the heat of 03..... — 12 days ago

Mark, pascal and 22 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Still so young but already solid. Pegau in good years always performs. Spices,pepper but also lots of forrest fruit. Great complexity and nice length. Beautiful but will still get better. — 14 days ago

Stef, Freek and 9 others liked this

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Domaine de Cristia

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2005

So this one is kind of funny. Ok, so I’ll admit that I acquired some of my my wine from Premier Cru. Thankfully not too much. I can’t say if this is genuine or not but it’s definitely a Rhône and quite nice. What’s funny is the label slapped on by someone at the bottom. “Red Rhône dessert wine”!😲 — 7 days ago

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I love cristia! Closest to rayas soil etc without the price

Château Grand Trabers

Clos des Papes Red Rhone Blend 2007

Wow, I have never tasted a wine that gained so much quality in 5+ years. Perfect nose, complex, mouth watering...every promise is forfilled when tasting this aristocratic wine. Game meat, blood, cherries, violets. Juicy wine, herbal...great stuff! — 9 days ago

Peter, Jeroen and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée da Capo Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Syrah 2015

This is exceptional. Intensive violet, lavender on the nose with fine leather and smoked meat. The tannin is very smooth. Everything seems so balanced. A true miracle! — 11 days ago

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Great! You should get more! Drink one young and leave the rest. Sooooo good!
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Domaine de la Janasse

Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2006

Still opening...

Red to orange to yellow to clear lip. Unfined with sediment mixed in (clearly I disturbed her). Some initial strawberry on the nose, then anise, and mild petroleum. Strong green olives on the palate, any taster would immediately identify this note. Going to hold for a bit before pronouncing judgement...

1 hour in.... Olives have bent towards muddled mushrooms. Better...

So I certainly respect this wine, but there really isn't a lot to hang my hat on. The fruit is pretty much dead. The olives wouldn't relent overall. It remains savory. So this could possibly pair with a soft mild cheese (brie), or on the other side of dinner with something not too sweet (cheesecake), but I'm stretching. I guess , in
my opinion I would surmise that it is past peak.

90+ points
— 14 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Great intensity. Hot but balanced with smooth and firm tannins. Expressive ripe red and black fruit. Good energy, and complexity. Nice length. Needs time! — 7 days ago

Alex, Daniel and 2 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Croix de Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Savory medium full and crushable . Disappeared as fast at the rack of St. Louis ribs it was paired with. — 9 days ago

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Hahah. We sure did blow through this. It was very savory and elegant. Just the right amount of age on it