Châteauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhône

Famille Perrin

Les Sinards Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2016

Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin craft wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Mostly Grenache, this is a classic Châteauneuf du Pape. Vivid red with dark fruit and spice aromas. On the palate blackberry and sweet cherry with notes of herb pepper with a leathery character. Soft tannins, good balance, lingering ending with fruit and spice, very nice! — 3 days ago

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Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

les Apotres Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.2

I wouldn’t mind a tad less ripeness, but still it’s all balanced. Loads of tannins but its broad mid palate counterbalance that with class. Powerful CDP aged in Amphora. Pretty unique in style. — 14 days ago

Daniel P., Steve and 5 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2007

Shay A
9.4

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Very similar to number 2 red. The age here balanced out the ripeness of the fruit from becoming too overpowering, but the secondary herbal notes of black pepper and baking spice weren’t overbearing either. I would say this seemed a touch more fruit forward than the wine prior. Little darker.
— 13 days ago

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Berard Père et Fils

Cuvée Prestige Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1985

Dusted this off for a special occasion. Rustic colour. Smelt very floral. We drank it right after opening without decanting. Most of the dark fruits have disappeared, along with the tannins. What’s left is a very floral, light beginning that transitions to mild to moderate cigar box, leather. It’s surprisingly smooth. Minimal acidity. It is past it’s prime for sure. After 30 minutes the taste and structure started to fall apart, but it was a fun experience! — 10 days ago

Ken, Anthony De and 9 others liked this

Domaine Jean Royer

Le Petit Roy Red Rhone Blend 2017

Smells of an old dusty cellar,
Stocked with oozing pots of fig jam.

After a couple of hours this shows really well, medium body, juicy, dark dried cherries, tarragon, Focused blueberry. Fruity in the best of ways, wondrous mouthfeel, full, and all encompassing. This is really grabbing my attention. Old world, rustic terroir, this is like a high $$ Cali wine. Wow, and yum. Gonna grab at least 6 more of these.
— 12 days ago

Daniel, Bill and 4 others liked this

Domaine Galévan

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Shay A
9.3

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Ripe and a little hot. Picked up the ABV here more than the others. Rich in style with red, blue and black fruits. Little bit of smoked meats and black pepper/peppercorn finish. At this age, it’s more modern in style. Give it time.
— 13 days ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc 2000

Seth Morgen Long
9.9

A majestic showing, quite dense aromatically, driven still by wooden spice, there are notes of viscous fruit, tropical tea, savory toffee and warm minerals. There is tremendous concentration and good acidity which carries this wine long on the palate. Definitely, wow. — 4 days ago

Amr, Amy and 11 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Laurence Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2001

Alex Lallos
9.2

Very Pegau in style. Lots of garrigue and dried plum. I would prefer to drink this a few years ago or let sit for another 5+ years to fully develop the complement of terschiary flavors and aromas. This will last... high acid for sure — 8 days ago

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Clos Saint Jean

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Shay A
9.4

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Young and powerful! To me, this balanced the rich and ripe fruit with the herbal and savory notes of black pepper/spice. Fruit was very fresh and flavor packed up front, but the mid palate and finish showed great peppercorn notes.
— 13 days ago

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Domaine Mathieu

Vin di Felibre D'Anseùme Mathieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape Mourvedre Blend 2004

Shay A
9.2

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

This ended up being the oldest of 4 CdPs. I guessed all reds were CdP and went from youngest to oldest, both of which were correct. This showed more underripe red fruit, spicy rhubarb and black pepper.
— 13 days ago

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