Domaine Paul Autard

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

9.1185 ratings
9.146 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
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Last bottle and still delicious. Dark red fruit, cherry and chocolate and coffee grounds. Still vibrant but plenty ready.

Last bottle and still delicious. Dark red fruit, cherry and chocolate and coffee grounds. Still vibrant but plenty ready.

Jan 25th, 2021
Ron R
9.3

A very pleasant surprise.
Haven’t had a CdP in ages, and this is impressive. So youthful and fruity, buttressed with cloves and nutmeg. Presents textured on the mid palate with a solid weight profile. Finishes plummy and sweet with a hint of anise.

A very pleasant surprise.
Haven’t had a CdP in ages, and this is impressive. So youthful and fruity, buttressed with cloves and nutmeg. Presents textured on the mid palate with a solid weight profile. Finishes plummy and sweet with a hint of anise.

Dec 30th, 2020
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

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
Paul Masson

In the later stages of development, this charmed me with its notes of German braised red cabbage with bacon, pan-fired black tea, and decomposing cherry skins. Paired with yacht rock and swimming pool pizzas.

In the later stages of development, this charmed me with its notes of German braised red cabbage with bacon, pan-fired black tea, and decomposing cherry skins. Paired with yacht rock and swimming pool pizzas.

Oct 10th, 2015