Châteauneuf Du Pape, Southern Rhône

Domaine Saint Préfert

Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

The 2010 Auguste Favier Reserve is drop dead gorgeous with it’s fresh and bright ripe strawberry tones, giving way to zesty red florals, sweet smoke, white pepper and dusty cedar.  It’s velvety on the palate, yet not weighty, instead poised and remarkably fresh, as red and blue fruits cascade across the senses over a core of brisk acids, leaving a mineral twang with savory spiciness. The finish is long and structured, with youthful tannins still holding something back for the years to come, yet still so alive and focused on purity of fruit.  The 2010 is worth checking in on, but don’t forget to keep a stash in your cellar for at least the next five to ten years. Wow. — 7 days ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 1990

B
10

1990 Chateau Rayas Syrah. Decanted 1 hr before serving and it needed every minute of it. Light in color, but rich in flavor. Continued to open up throughout dinner. Initial taste upon opening bottle was iffy: we thought it tasted “hot” and might have been improperly stored at some point. However, as the wine evolved in the decanted, this unpleasant thin and hot feel at the end went away. Roses, black plum, strawberry, licorice, black olives. K picked up more of the fruit. I picked up more of the salty notes. Delicious! — 14 days ago

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Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Magnum. Fresh, clean and rich. Totally a point now. Definately superior quality compared to 75cl bottle. — 20 hours ago

Jan, pascal and 8 others liked this

Domaine de la Janasse

Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Plum sauce, baked cherry, tobacco, sweet herbs and an airy hint of mint, come together to from an extroverted display on the 2007 Chaupin CdP. It's silky and dark on the palate, pliant, yet a hint of heat quickly comes forward, sizzling on the senses showing ripe blue fruits with a purple floral tinge. The finish is long showing dark fruit and sweet herbs, yet still feeling unbalanced. Unfortunately, I think this wine has seen it's best days. — 5 days ago

Bob, Shawn and 7 others liked this

Domaine de Ferrand

Châteauneuf du Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

Outstanding wine. On the young side, but I really savored it and geeked out 🤓

On opening:

Very restricted and obviously young. Tight, bitter, stoney aroma in the glass. Not the best time to drink it, but not bad and clearly well made. Not much alcohol showing, even at 15% abv

2+ hours:

Starts to open up with underripe raspberry fruit and herbal aromatics

3rd day:

Fully open with amazing red fruit complexity. Raspberry is still leading with dry notes of current and cranberry. Savory and white pepper, refined acidity and balance.
— a month ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2010

Showing meat and smoke hint of lavender with tremendous personality. Has plenty of runway and depth yet drinks really well right now. — 3 days ago

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Love that wine and vintage bravo @Shawn R
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Domaine Chante Cigale

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2001

This is kind of fun. I love pulling a bottle I bought from premier cru. I still have a few of them left. Even though I lost a few bucks in the ponzi scheme it wasn’t much. The upside is drinking a gorgeous bottle of wine I paid 19 bucks for 15 years ago!! Still very fresh with beautiful cdp notes of pepper and ripe fruit. Very well done! — 5 days ago

Severn, leon and 5 others liked this

Domaine du Grand Tinel

Cuvée Alexis Establet Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe red and black plum, blackberry, black cherry, sweet baking spices; dry, medium acid, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very ripe and concentrated, alcohol a bit high, but quite tasty — 7 days ago

Josh, Chris and 6 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Croix de Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

2005
Tres beau Chapoutier. Belle matiere tout en souplesse mais sans manquer de profondeur. Parfait avec une belle piece de viande!
— 5 days ago

Shay, Severn and 16 others liked this

Bosquet des Papes

Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2004

Great example of a nicely aged CdP, purchased at the winery in May 2019 as part of an AMAZING celebration of a dear friend’s 50th birthday! — 11 days ago

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