Châteauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhône

Domaine Chante Cigale

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

This is a very enjoyable CDP. Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, spices, peppercorn, leather, vinaigrette and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very yummy. At this point it is showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a from a great vintage, Drinking, very nicely now, and will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Robert Parker 94 points.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Aged in stainless steel vats (70%) and new oak barrels (30%).

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 8 days ago

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Domaine Albin Jacumin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2017

Lyle Fass

Huge nose of melon, mineral and cantaloupe. Lovely nose. Very clean and also mineral. Some sweet corn as well. Palate is ripe and gorgeously defined with with wonderful balance and purity. Great mouthfeel. Lovely finish and really well made — 7 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 3 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Impressive showing for such a young CDP. Bright cherry, full long finish. Still wound up a tad but in a surprisingly nice drinking window. — 9 days ago

Bill, Ryan and 26 others liked this

Château Sixtine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2012

Stayed away from a lot of 12 CDP but this was a deal i couldn't refuse here. Nose was very muted on initial cork pop and never really developed. Palate of this one after an hour was starting to come around. Tobacco, some dirty bing cherry, rose petal, dried oregano and sage notes with an acidic and slightly minty type of finish. Just wasn't a lot of it here. Medium bodied. Enjoyable. Not exactly sure what to do with the other 2 but probably would benefit from a few years in bottle. — a day ago

Shay, Serge and 12 others liked this
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Bummer. The ‘10 of this was a stunner!

Cuvée du Vatican

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1979

Pale lost some color. Stunning. Dried prune plums. Plenty tannins left. Violets. Dried Orange Peel. Cloves. Hint of Cinnamon. Drink within 15 - 30 minutes as it falls apart with time. A treat. A stunner really amazing. — 3 days ago

Neil, Steve and 2 others liked this

Roger Sabon

Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2003

Mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge. Some tarriness on the nose with some savoury raspberry and liquorice with garrigue. Sweet mature flavours showing loam, red berries Liquorice with a hint of tar on the palate but at 16 years pretty much everything in beautiful balance. Really love aged Chateauneuf du Pape. — 15 days ago

Bill, Aaron and 13 others liked this

Cuvée du Vatican

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhȏne Blend 1980

Stinky nose. Hint of Brett. More tannic then the 79. A little rough puckers your mouth. This is at risk for the tannins taking over. Dark cherries 🍒 with a hint of dried plums. Good but over its peak. The wine is now on its decline. Still a good exercise to learn how CNP ages. — 3 days ago

Neil, Ira and 3 others liked this
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Boo Brett...

E. Guigal

Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

A blend of 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise & 1% Vaccarèse, aromas of intense berry fruits and spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with cedar and subtle sweet spices, well balanced. Fine soft tannins, lingering, complex depth, ending with elegant fruit. — 5 days ago

Alex, Dr. and 1 other liked this

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2016

Another great example of the excellent 2016 vintage. This is a really smooth wine with a great flavour profile both on the nose and palate. Surprisingly fruity but also earthy, herbal and complex. Top juice and way too easy to drink. — 8 days ago

Kirk, Mike and 9 others liked this

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Les Quartz Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1707

Very mature but still delicious. Tobacco casis etc. beautiful and well balanced and structured. — 3 days ago

Bill, Steve and 6 others liked this