Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.1515 ratings
9.1131 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Nice aromas. Not clean. Coffee grounds, hints of Mercaptan.

Nice aromas. Not clean. Coffee grounds, hints of Mercaptan.

Jul 4th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Splendid! Black fig, crushed overripe blackberry, roasted black plums, stones, singed herbs de Provence, tar, tobacco, powdered sugar, floral, subtle asian spices. The whole cluster element perfectly in line with the wine, bringing lift and depth, almost highlighting the wines other dimensions. Solar, quite fresh, tannins have melted into this silky beauty. Perfect with fig and sausage stuffed quail, farro verde, favas and garden veggies

Splendid! Black fig, crushed overripe blackberry, roasted black plums, stones, singed herbs de Provence, tar, tobacco, powdered sugar, floral, subtle asian spices. The whole cluster element perfectly in line with the wine, bringing lift and depth, almost highlighting the wines other dimensions. Solar, quite fresh, tannins have melted into this silky beauty. Perfect with fig and sausage stuffed quail, farro verde, favas and garden veggies

Jun 21st, 2020
Matt Lasater

Elegant, focused, finely tuned CNDP with layered aromatics and textural complexity. Raspberry coulis, crushed blackberries, juniper, exotic spices, some menthol from its whole cluster fermentation, iron, violet. Day two has led to more personality in the fruit with garrigue and pastille accents coming through, perhaps some hung meat emerging. The streak of iron throughout is captivating at the moment. This will be even more beautiful as it continues to develop in bottle.

Elegant, focused, finely tuned CNDP with layered aromatics and textural complexity. Raspberry coulis, crushed blackberries, juniper, exotic spices, some menthol from its whole cluster fermentation, iron, violet. Day two has led to more personality in the fruit with garrigue and pastille accents coming through, perhaps some hung meat emerging. The streak of iron throughout is captivating at the moment. This will be even more beautiful as it continues to develop in bottle.

May 30th, 2020
Eric Guido

The 2017 Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape is taking its time opening up in the glass and remains youthfully poised throughout, showing a mix of crushed cherries and blackberries with violet florals and crushed stone minerality.  Silky textures wash across the palate with spiced black fruits. There’s a fruit sweetness here that’s quite enjoyable, as saturating minerals and spice settle in, and grippy tannins make themselves known throughout the long finish.  Although it’s the product of a warm vintage, the 2017 Charvin is built for the long haul.  I almost regret opening it tonight, because it’s certainly too soon.

The 2017 Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape is taking its time opening up in the glass and remains youthfully poised throughout, showing a mix of crushed cherries and blackberries with violet florals and crushed stone minerality.  Silky textures wash across the palate with spiced black fruits. There’s a fruit sweetness here that’s quite enjoyable, as saturating minerals and spice settle in, and grippy tannins make themselves known throughout the long finish.  Although it’s the product of a warm vintage, the 2017 Charvin is built for the long haul.  I almost regret opening it tonight, because it’s certainly too soon.

Apr 30th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet and mostly opaque. Medicinal nose. Notes of black raspberries, black soil, cherry kirsch and herbs, Hot and herbal in the mouth. The Grenache influence is obvious. Love Charvin but this seems a bit hot and over the top vs past vintages I’ve coveted.

Dark scarlet and mostly opaque. Medicinal nose. Notes of black raspberries, black soil, cherry kirsch and herbs, Hot and herbal in the mouth. The Grenache influence is obvious. Love Charvin but this seems a bit hot and over the top vs past vintages I’ve coveted.

Apr 11th, 2020
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.0

Great intensity. Hot but balanced with smooth and firm tannins. Expressive ripe red and black fruit. Good energy, and complexity. Nice length. Needs time!

Great intensity. Hot but balanced with smooth and firm tannins. Expressive ripe red and black fruit. Good energy, and complexity. Nice length. Needs time!

Feb 9th, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.7

Lacked intensity with almost no nose even after 1 hr in the decanter. Eventually woke up but never showed the intensity of the 15. High toned red fruit. More secondary notes including some green notes. Palate was not in balance with slightly bitter tannins alcohol was noticeable. Moderate complexity and length

Lacked intensity with almost no nose even after 1 hr in the decanter. Eventually woke up but never showed the intensity of the 15. High toned red fruit. More secondary notes including some green notes. Palate was not in balance with slightly bitter tannins alcohol was noticeable. Moderate complexity and length

Feb 9th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark plums and figs, black cherry, rosemary, thyme, tar and tobacco. Very intense and ripe- all fruit and quite bright.

Dark plums and figs, black cherry, rosemary, thyme, tar and tobacco. Very intense and ripe- all fruit and quite bright.

Dec 31st, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Very similar to number 2 red. The age here balanced out the ripeness of the fruit from becoming too overpowering, but the secondary herbal notes of black pepper and baking spice weren’t overbearing either. I would say this seemed a touch more fruit forward than the wine prior. Little darker.

Another visit to the weekly Wednesday Wine Committee, and a wonderful hosting by Glenn. As always, all wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert.

Very similar to number 2 red. The age here balanced out the ripeness of the fruit from becoming too overpowering, but the secondary herbal notes of black pepper and baking spice weren’t overbearing either. I would say this seemed a touch more fruit forward than the wine prior. Little darker.

Nov 28th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 open, pleasant

Vintage 2010 open, pleasant

Oct 30th, 2018