Given some time to open up, this CdP does deliver with a lighter body style. Soft cherry, touch of prune, lovely earthy-spicy aromatics and even spicier on the palate finish. Delicious wine, perhaps the 2014 #chateauneufdepape was a standout vintage for this Domaine. — 5 months ago
Smoky plum meets dank river and beef and ham’s baby on blacktop, with black rye, oregano, deer spoor, clay, and blackened corn meal. Medium mouthfeel, sharp plum-skin plus cranberrythat softens to raspberry and dried strawberry, rhubarb and miracle berry. Actually holding up well since 2005. #cdp #châteauneuf #chateauneufdepape #rhone #rhoneblend #frenchwines #xavier #anonyme #xaviercdpanonyme — 2 years ago
Uninterrupted rim saturation. Dark plum with rich pressed blackberry aromas; Applewood charcoal smoke, suede, and charred bacon. Violets and safe vie for recognition through a textbook panoply. Black and red plum bounce in the thick blackberry, with thyme and rosemary now, black pepper dusted grilled meat, dried lavender and sapling oak, blue spruce nettle, morel, pencil shavings, cottonseed, cassis, and black currant. There is an iron feel sifting through fine earth dust that seems to re-emerge on the finish. This is a real beauty with a stunning combo of finess and sinewy, farm strength. Sun-bronzed and Hands-on, she is a perfect assimilation of her environment. Great look!
#châteauneuf #chateauneufdepape #XavierAnonyme #XavierVignon #XavierCDP #cuvéeAnonyme #CDP #2016CDP #RhoneReds #frenchredwine #Rhone — 8 months ago
This 07 left a lot to be desired. Medium minus tannins, medium plus acidity, pale garnet color. Notes of crushed rock, pencil shavings and orange peel. Just not what I was expecting from an 07 in the southern Rhône region. #chateauneufdepape #domainedebeaurenard #southernrhone #wineproblems — 4 years ago