Some sooty tarry notes. Light to medium bodied - lighter than I expected. After some time in the decanter the wine filled out and put on palate weight giving earthy plummy minerality on the now medium weight palate. Aromas of undergrowth and garrigue. 85% Grenache 9% Syrah 4% Mourvèdre and 2% assorted other varieties. From a cellaring viewpoint rather short term for a big name Chateaneuf du Pape. — 8 days ago
Crushed mulberries, smoked ham, Provencal herbs and beef blood.
Beautiful and complex wine that superbly blends the tradtional, transparant and elegant signature of the domain with the seductive richness of the vintage.
Not too sweet for my taste, probably due to 30% Mourvedre/Syrah.
I don’t see the 99/100 from TWA, but it’s frigging delicious nonetheless. — 16 days ago
Violets, cassis and smoke. 64% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 1% Counoise. Vineyard situated in several parts of Chateauneuf-du-Pape called Lea Saintes Vierges, La Font du Pape and La Crau Ouest. On the label we honor Jean XXII. Native of Cahors, he was the first pope to Avignon as residence. As well, he planted the papal vineyards and ordered to build a new castle (chateau neuf) in the place that should become Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Hand picked and sorted, whole bunch fermentation with punching down for gentle extraction. 18 months in oak wooden tanks. — 8 days ago
At the family GSM tasting/ get together. All wines tasted single blind.
Nose has dried herbs, lots of cherry and raspberry fruit, excellent length, good balance of tannins and acids. This will shine at the dinner table. (This was the overall group preference.) — 3 days ago
Drinking great now w/ loads of potential but a bit too sweet today 😉 but give this £60 baby time & it will sure deliver 😍
⭐️ 92-3 points
🍇 55% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre & 10% Other
🍷 Vibrant ruby
👃 Peppered sweet blackberry, red currant, strawberry & raspberry w/ red flowers, herbs & loamy earth
👄 Med sweet body of vibrant red fruits entwined with blackberry - summer fruits in a glass w/ muddy mocha
🎯 Long sweet summer fruit fruity party w/ a touch dry linger & cocoa sludge — 19 days ago
18.5. 2009. Best white in a long while. Has it all. Light gold, v deep nose of white fruits. Perfect balance, with just the right acidity for this Full, rich fruit. Very very long. I still have a few bottles of the 09 (the first vintage) - Mme Ferrando tells me she has none left, even for herself. Mine will last for a long while if I can refrain from drinking them - but I do have following vintages... — a month ago
Definitely in its prime. Rich fruit but so many layers above and below, from the smoke and iron, the wildflowers and herbs, the sous bois and yes a bit of brett, to the pepper and grilled meats. This is the best of what CdP can be. Carnal, spectacular, and unforgettable. — 9 days ago
YOUNG and tightly wound for Charvin. I’m digging it, its carrying a load of freshness and bounce from a vintage that has yielded some impressively ripe and weighty wines. Very aromatic and pure, taught and elegant. Silky tannins, very sleek. Crispy red berries, bing cherry, mulberry, star anise, black tea, stones, very tame herbals and a more floral garrigue, lavender in all its glory. Can wait for a revisit down the road. — 9 days ago