Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.1474 ratings
9.1116 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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

This is how CDP should taste. Textbook!

This is how CDP should taste. Textbook!

Jun 17th, 2019
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
Jay Kline

Tasted next to the Janasse VV from the same vintage. The Charvin was more red fruited and more tightly wound; unwilling to show all of its cards at the moment but there is undoubtedly a lot of character. Fiercely tannic. This has a bright future.

Tasted next to the Janasse VV from the same vintage. The Charvin was more red fruited and more tightly wound; unwilling to show all of its cards at the moment but there is undoubtedly a lot of character. Fiercely tannic. This has a bright future.

Aug 13th, 2018
Matt Lasater

YOUNG and tightly wound for Charvin. I’m digging it, its carrying a load of freshness and bounce from a vintage that has yielded some impressively ripe and weighty wines. Very aromatic and pure, taught and elegant. Silky tannins, very sleek. Crispy red berries, bing cherry, mulberry, star anise, black tea, stones, very tame herbals and a more floral garrigue, lavender in all its glory. Can wait for a revisit down the road.

YOUNG and tightly wound for Charvin. I’m digging it, its carrying a load of freshness and bounce from a vintage that has yielded some impressively ripe and weighty wines. Very aromatic and pure, taught and elegant. Silky tannins, very sleek. Crispy red berries, bing cherry, mulberry, star anise, black tea, stones, very tame herbals and a more floral garrigue, lavender in all its glory. Can wait for a revisit down the road.

Jun 16th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

A big nose that showed an uncanny freshness. Unfortunately I felt the palate had started to show signs of fatigue especially in the mid-palate. Somehow the finish managed to have a lingering and stable presence.

A big nose that showed an uncanny freshness. Unfortunately I felt the palate had started to show signs of fatigue especially in the mid-palate. Somehow the finish managed to have a lingering and stable presence.

May 15th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Nice garnet color. Mostly opaque. Fragrant nose. Notes of tart cranberry, herbs de Provence, earth, currants and some medicinal thing. Impactful in the mouth. Face is flush. Chewy, even with a few hours of air. Still gaining complexity. Great CdP expression.

Nice garnet color. Mostly opaque. Fragrant nose. Notes of tart cranberry, herbs de Provence, earth, currants and some medicinal thing. Impactful in the mouth. Face is flush. Chewy, even with a few hours of air. Still gaining complexity. Great CdP expression.

May 13th, 2018