Château Sixtine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2016

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

Cellier des Princes

Domaine Les Escondudes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2014

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

Château La Nerthe

Cuvée des Cadettes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1998

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

High octane and difficult to enjoy. There is little evidence of age. #chateaulanerthe #chateauneufdupape #c9 #rhonevalley #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

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Xavier Vignon

La Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

Vintage 2007 / I did not know Xavier Vignon, it’s a kind of magician. This wine has almost anything: seductive flowers in the smell, elegance and so much refinement. #chateauneufdupape — 10 months ago

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Mas Grange Blanche

La Font des Bessounes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

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

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

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
— 3 years ago

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Domaine du Père Caboche

Création d'Emilie Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

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

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1998

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

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

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