Châteauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhône

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2014

D6. Young. Very young. Even though it was decanted and frequently agitated, this one didn't come out to play until almost 2 hr after opening. Nose of Bing cherry and mint. Some red clay must. The entry is very acidic. Black cherry hint but Bing cherry backbone. Herbal middle. Started to show terroir-driven notes to the finish. Youthful and tight tannin. LOTS of life ahead. Be in NO HURRY to drink this one. I'd say optimal drinking time 5 to 10 years. — 7 days ago

Paul, Neil and 23 others liked this

Domaine de Pignan

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

This was tasting really smooth. I guessed mid ‘00s new world Grenache. Stewed raspberries and blackberries, cardamom, old plum, and even some old graham cracker sweetness upfront. Retained some solid spiced red fruit notes on the palate and some savory herbal notes. I didn’t get any black pepper on this. Nice.
— 10 days ago

Jack ThompsonMichael RaridenWill Adams
with Jack, Michael and 2 others
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E. Guigal

Saintes Pierres de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Indisputable evidence that some great CdP drink beautifully young. Warm dried cranberries, luscious bright red fruit. Exotic. — 9 days ago

Ron, P and 19 others liked this

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2006

Cathy Corison
9.0

Very nice, if a bit ripe and hot. Lovely aromatics. Nice bottle development. — 7 days ago

William martin
with William
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Domaine Saint Préfert

Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Dark ruby in color with short brick rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, plums, light vanilla, forest floor, tobacco, earth, light oak, dark chocolates, black pepper, spices, wet leaves and graphite.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, plums, over ripen strawberries, raspberries, earth, light vanilla, wood, leaves, river rocks and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great CDP from a good vintage, that is drinking very nicely now. Very tasty and easy to drink. Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Tangy, tasty and interesting.

At the beginning of its drinking life, and will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. If you can find the 2015 vintage, grab it.

I paired it with cheeses, meats, olives and light appetizers.

A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 13 days ago

P, Severn and 21 others liked this
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@"Odedi" Odedi another great review and pic Cheers 🍷
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Thank you very much @P A. Cheers 🍷

Domaine Font de Courtedune

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Palmer Emmitt
9.0

This is textbook CdP. A little Brett-y funk on the nose and in the mid-palate but finishes long and soft with intense cherry cough syrup yumminesss. — a day ago

David, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2018

Very approachable, soft and elegant. Grace over power. Pretty. — 2 days ago

Shay, Anthony and 15 others liked this

Henri Bonneau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Unique, like nothing else in Chateauneuf and in 2007. Bonneau’s touch is all over this wine, superbly constructed, not overripe despite being an 07, beautiful blend of primary and secondary aromatics. 🙏
This wine concluded yet another terrific night at l’Oustalet. Congrats to their team for a much deserved 1* Michelin Star !
— 6 days ago

Patrick, Billy and 2 others liked this

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

By this point in the night, I wasn’t taking detailed notes. Ripe and concentrated, cherries and sweet spice. Aromas weren’t well developed on PnP, but a nice wrap-up to a Grenache-focused night. — 6 days ago

Shay, Eric and 1 other liked this

Domaine Comte de Lauze

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Wafting sweetgrass and coriander..

Great structure, and has more of the ripened fruit style than the austere. Plum, rhubarb, wild strawberry, cassis. Wrapping up with solid acidity to wood. Heat shining through, as this was a superbly ripe vintage. I will always gravitate to an bottle that has a pair of Papel Keys..
— 15 days ago

Sharon, Anthony and 4 others liked this
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Fabulous photo! I also am a plant lover 🌾so enjoyed your setting. Happy weekend! 🍷
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@Trixie Thanks! Would you believe that stalk on the right is an avocado tree I am growing from a seed? :)