Châteauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhône

Clos du Mont-Olivet

Le Petit Mont Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

There is nothing petite about the 2016 Petit Mont. Brooding and virile with muscularity and swagger, it also reveals a surprising number of layers and dimensions. Effusive, briary black raspberry fruit pushed forward on the nose along with garrigue and spice. But the lasting impression on my palate is one of intensely savory and stony minerality, framing the fruit and spice character very well with a foundation of cottony tannin. These elements bring the alcohol into balance. Very harmonious despite the hedonistic style. — 2 days ago

Neil, Anthony De and 6 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

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

Alex Lallos
9.2

Dusty cherry, sous Bois and some hoisin on the nose. Very pure. Perfectly aged and ready to rip. Yummm with meat stew and braised vegetables — 4 days ago

Ira, Larry and 4 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2000

Tawny color. Great herbal nose. Notes of red fruit, herbs de Provence, kirsch, some brown spice and a little sour cherry. Nicely balanced in the mouth. In a great drinking window, I don’t thing this gets any better with more age. — 18 days ago

Jonathan, Shay and 11 others liked this

Domaine Olivier Hillaire

Les Petits Pieds d'Armand Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2005

Pulled from the cellar - a fantastic, traditional chateauneuf-du-pape. Very balanced with notes of dark berries. A young producer, this was an early vintage. Great with meats. Purchased at PR as a special for under $50 - great deal. Should serve within 5-15 years of vintage. — 8 hours ago

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2007

Deep Ruby in colour - quite dense. On the palate opulent red fruits and some blackberry - full bodied, concentrated and latent, with much more to give. Lucky enough to have had a visit and tasting at the winery 4 years ago where we were told, because of climate change they are increasing the Mourvèdre component in the blend because of its better suitability to hot conditions. This has developed to the stage where the 2017 Hommage just released is “nearly all Mourvèdre “ I read recently. Quite earthy with a little tar. One of my favourite producers in a good vintage still with a 10 year future at least. — 8 days ago

Shay, Fraser and 11 others liked this

Vignobles Brunier ( Frédéric & Daniel Brunier )

Piedlong Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Happy to see how this has developed. Still has lift and more freshness than some CNDP, but its settled into its own, the balance of acid, alcohol, and tannin and settled in nicely. Strawberry compote, Christmas spice cake, dried lavender, licorice root, black tea, sweet meat, slight hint of beef broth. Seems like another day will unfold more. Surprised with how some of the 2011’s have aged, given how charming and open knit they were on release. Day 2 is another wine, the stoney mineral and spice notes have really came to the front; Allspice Dram, baked rocks, iron, cinnamon and clove. Without the lush fruit the wines structure is way more apparent, its become more rectangular in shape and the higher elevation site seems to come through on the acid and tannin. — 4 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

La Bernardine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Pop 'n pour, I couldn't taste it with enough aeriation as it deserves since the bottle went very fast from full to empty. Good stuff though! — 16 days ago

Neil, Ira and 15 others liked this

Domaine Pierre André

Chateauneuf du Pape White Bordeaux Blend 2017

Fresh lemon, oyster shell, sea salt, roasted herbs, dried grass, pepper, white stones. Bright stone fruits and white flowers on the palate. Elevated acidity. Medium + intensity and length. Full body. 14% abv. — 3 days ago

Ira, Laura and 2 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

There are times in life where you feel privileged. This was one of them. Incredible CDP. Mourvèdre dominate blend was extracted skunky smell with rich fruit and expresso on the palate ,medium body with a long finish. Incredible — 6 days ago

Scott, Shay and 15 others liked this
Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis

Well said scott just extravegant! 👍

Les Grandes Serres

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Light nose of red berries (mostly strawberry, with a hit of black pepper and a whisp of vanilla). On the pallet, the black fruits (cherries & blackberries) come to life and dance with the red fruit flavors with a bit of a jammy finish. The Tannins are super chunky and longingly linger on the tongue until your ready for the next sip. Allowing this wine to breath opens it up and mellows it out for a well rounded bit ‘o delicious that can be enjoyed by all who enjoy Red Wine. — 18 hours ago