Domaine Paul Autard

Cuvée La Côte Ronde Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.1165 ratings
9.141 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Hope this is not my last bottle. Showed more like a Rayas than a typical CDP. Dark plum and cherry fruit, pork fat, forrest dirt.

Hope this is not my last bottle. Showed more like a Rayas than a typical CDP. Dark plum and cherry fruit, pork fat, forrest dirt.

Jan 14th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Normally not a fan of this cuvée and normally find the Syrah too dominant and the oak heavy handed BUT this is gorgeous right now. Integrated, supple, warming CNDP that billows out of the glass with its enticing perfume. Stewed blackberry and blueberry, chocolate, espresso beans, sweet meat, animal hide, sandalwood, incense, toffee, wet leather, black tea, asian spices. Palate is upfront, round and immediate, followed by that classic stoniness on the finish. The oak tannin is still present, not offensive still lingering on. Autards modern profile is always a little polarizing for me but happy to try with some age. Even more so that 3 bottles of this were mis-shipped in a case of 2013s that came to the wineshop. Winner winner 😸

Normally not a fan of this cuvée and normally find the Syrah too dominant and the oak heavy handed BUT this is gorgeous right now. Integrated, supple, warming CNDP that billows out of the glass with its enticing perfume. Stewed blackberry and blueberry, chocolate, espresso beans, sweet meat, animal hide, sandalwood, incense, toffee, wet leather, black tea, asian spices. Palate is upfront, round and immediate, followed by that classic stoniness on the finish. The oak tannin is still present, not offensive still lingering on. Autards modern profile is always a little polarizing for me but happy to try with some age. Even more so that 3 bottles of this were mis-shipped in a case of 2013s that came to the wineshop. Winner winner 😸

Apr 27th, 2018
Ed Lehrman

Delicious.

Delicious.

Jul 29th, 2017
Nick Benz

Lost a lot of fruit, but still tasty

Lost a lot of fruit, but still tasty

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
John Lindenmuth

Big, peppery CDP. Not your normal every day soft, supple CDP.

Big, peppery CDP. Not your normal every day soft, supple CDP.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2015
Matthew Rose

'07 drinking incredible right now, decanted for a half hour before lovingly consumed.

'07 drinking incredible right now, decanted for a half hour before lovingly consumed.

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2013
Matt Ryan

Plums, leather, cranberry. Great texture.

Plums, leather, cranberry. Great texture.

Nov 16th, 2015
Alex Evans

Glad we drank it now, but delicious. #rhonevalley #chateauneufdupape

Glad we drank it now, but delicious. #rhonevalley #chateauneufdupape

Sep 30th, 2015
Gregory Fulchiero

White pepper - straight forward - lacks minor grapes and complexity

White pepper - straight forward - lacks minor grapes and complexity

Mar 10th, 2015
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

8.5

Pretty tight, even decanted. Not flawed, very drinkable just not popping. Sharp edges not rounded corners. Floral Grenache aromatics didn't materialize. Might need more time. Might not have it.

Pretty tight, even decanted. Not flawed, very drinkable just not popping. Sharp edges not rounded corners. Floral Grenache aromatics didn't materialize. Might need more time. Might not have it.

Dec 16th, 2014