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La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.262 ratings
9.220 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Out of Salamanzar

Out of Salamanzar

Dec 11th, 2019
Brash Higgins

Truffles and mellow spice, mushroom

Truffles and mellow spice, mushroom

Apr 2nd, 2018
Robert McCall

At touch of funk but otherwise nice nose of dark cherry and spice. Drinks well with dark cherry, spice, mint, and a mid weight but rather lengthy finish. Even given the vintage no green notes to speak of. Quite nice!

At touch of funk but otherwise nice nose of dark cherry and spice. Drinks well with dark cherry, spice, mint, and a mid weight but rather lengthy finish. Even given the vintage no green notes to speak of. Quite nice!

Jul 17th, 2017
Todd Alexander

Finesse, purity...excellent

Finesse, purity...excellent

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.5

I've had so many big, massive, meat on their bone style Chanteaneufs that it's great to taste the distinctive old style. Far more elegant. Noticeable acidity. Very seamless in structure and weight. All earth on the palate. Sulfur, burning graphite like you lit a pencil on fire, stone, pepper and some diminishing tannins politely asking for your attention. With food a bit more accessible with slight berry. At the conclusion of a very lengthy finish, a slight woody character sets in. Remarkable.

I've had so many big, massive, meat on their bone style Chanteaneufs that it's great to taste the distinctive old style. Far more elegant. Noticeable acidity. Very seamless in structure and weight. All earth on the palate. Sulfur, burning graphite like you lit a pencil on fire, stone, pepper and some diminishing tannins politely asking for your attention. With food a bit more accessible with slight berry. At the conclusion of a very lengthy finish, a slight woody character sets in. Remarkable.

Feb 12th, 2017
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.1

Still quite youthful flavors of ripe fresh fruit, earth and spice. Pleasant texture. Continue to cellar if you own (2016++)

Still quite youthful flavors of ripe fresh fruit, earth and spice. Pleasant texture. Continue to cellar if you own (2016++)

Dec 13th, 2016
Robert McCall

P&P'd this and it paired perfectly with tonites homemade bolognese. A bit disjointed and funky at first but glass time rewarded with some black/red fruit, leather and spice, wrapped around a nice acid streak.

P&P'd this and it paired perfectly with tonites homemade bolognese. A bit disjointed and funky at first but glass time rewarded with some black/red fruit, leather and spice, wrapped around a nice acid streak.

Mar 21st, 2016
Michael Brughelli

Au Bon Climat / Qupe provided all 9L of this goodness (in one huge bottle).

Au Bon Climat / Qupe provided all 9L of this goodness (in one huge bottle).

Nov 3rd, 2015
Mark Eastom

Quite early to drink, I know, but couldn't resist.. River rocks, raspberry, incense and licorice on the nose. Really pretty. Med-tannin, fruit compote, raspberry licorice, and great minerality on the palate.

Quite early to drink, I know, but couldn't resist.. River rocks, raspberry, incense and licorice on the nose. Really pretty. Med-tannin, fruit compote, raspberry licorice, and great minerality on the palate.

Dec 26th, 2014
Robert McCall

Mostly herbs, oak, and fading fruit in the nose. The palate is not too different but offers up a bit more of remaining red fruit framed by medium acidity and a light coating of tannins on the front and back palate, leaving a bit of a void mid-palate. Still very drinkable and enjoyable nonetheless. One more split left to drink sooner than later.

Mostly herbs, oak, and fading fruit in the nose. The palate is not too different but offers up a bit more of remaining red fruit framed by medium acidity and a light coating of tannins on the front and back palate, leaving a bit of a void mid-palate. Still very drinkable and enjoyable nonetheless. One more split left to drink sooner than later.

Oct 3rd, 2014