Rhône, France

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Jan A
9.5

Over three years since I opened up the first bottle. Still young-ish but much easier to drink after a quick decant of half an hour. All the typical scents and taste of C9DP. Very balanced. Clearly from a warm climate but retaining ample freshness. Like it a lot. Hope I can keep my hands off it in the coming years to check in on the remaining bottles every couple of years — 2 days ago

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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

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Beautiful ruby in color, with a very wide reddish rim. Bricking at the very top.

Light nose with red and black fruits, light cedar and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black plums, currants, cherries, earth, black coffee, oak, herbs, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates and black tea.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 26 year old from the great 1998 vintage in Southern Rhone is drinking beautifully now. Soft and smooth, elegant and earthy.

Not so good right out of the bottle, and needed 90 minutes of airtime to open up properly, so be patient.

Robert Parker 95 points. Wine Spectator 94 points.

Will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Showing nice complexity and good balance.

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

14% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$120 (current vintage).
— a month ago

Jose, Martijn and 24 others liked this

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2011

The wine is old and borderline maderized. Unfortunately just got a case of this. — a month ago

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Perhaps wrong bottle?

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Another great btl of this vintage showing pure flavors of black cherry, red berry fruits with graphite, mineral, smoked meats, licorice, spice, olive, pepper & violets. — 3 days ago

Jeroen, Jan and 7 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2006

thought it could be overvalued, but it lived up to its reputation. — 8 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1998

One of my favorite vintages from Chave that is open & expressive with red cherry, berry, black fruits, meat, smoke, licorice, earth, crushed rock & violet. — a month ago

Severn, Shay and 11 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2013

Some specials on today at the Chelsea lounge at JFK. Thought I’d ask and look what we got. It doesn’t have as much of the typical Dom taste for me and it is still very very young, definitely still a baby. Great nose and packs a lot of citrusy flavors - they will certainly mellow over the years. Not a bad rendition, not quite hitting the super high marks with me right now, but very pleasant early p.m. bubbly on this holiday — 8 days ago

Andrew, Bob and 8 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

+1 hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). A prodigious medium ruby red color. On the nose: red fruit, licorice, herbs, sandlewood, smoked meat. Taste: Still youthful and energetic with red raspberry/plum, dark currants, tea, earth, and a clove/dark chocolate med plus finish. YUM! — 18 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Brenda, Ira and 12 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Rich and full with a long finish. Pleasant surprise. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

Gor
9.4

Beautiful and supple with raspberry, menthol, violets and hint of tar. Nice mid palate with layered berry compote and herbal notes. Media+ finish. Singing — 25 days ago