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.
$50. — 8 days ago
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
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
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
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