Beautifully executed #chateauneufdupape. Heady, New World - style bramble berry nose and that fruit forward nature carries through the palate, but balanced well with acidity, spice and already elegant tannins. I’ll need to hold onto the other bottles I have to see how this tastes after laying down for several years. — 9 months ago
This is my first #chateauneufdupape and must admit I was a little bit disappointed. It's a sweeter wine which is what distracted me but it does have soft tannins and pepper spice complexity on the finish. I think aging longer would help and I should try other examples of this AoC. — 3 years ago
Very distinctively #chateauneufdupape with a sweeter character combined with some spice. Quite a nice wine but not the best CDP I’ve had. — 2 years ago
Youth meets tertiary, and I love CdP in "off" vintages, especially from top producers. My favorite producer, Paul April males this is special wine from a special vineyard that used to actually be owned by the Papacy. The white CdP is outstanding too.
Savory strawberry, rhubarb, red plum, blood oranges, a touch of roast beef, peppercorn spice, and a pronounced floral finish.
Fine as silk, with a seamless palate and good acidity.
#closdespapes #avril #cdp #chateauneufdupape — 3 years ago
Outstanding #chateauneufdupape from the Boisson family, easily the best I’ve ever had. Heady aroma, layers of earthy richness blended with tart cherry flavors, soft tannins and elegant spice. Unlike other CDPs I’ve had, it’s not too sweet. — a year ago
From #magnum I was a touch concerned with the past storage conditions of this bottle based off the color, a loose structure and oxidative notes. Complexity and character were good but the structure was lacking taking away from the potential energy and length. #1998 #chateauneufdupape #chateaudubeacastel #rhonevalley #ctbucklinwine — 2 years ago