Michel Chapoutier

La Bernardine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1427 ratings
9.073 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Gary Hill

Fucking awesome!

Fucking awesome!

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Christian Gourdin

Dark cherry, cassis, black pepper, delicious wine

Dark cherry, cassis, black pepper, delicious wine

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2015
Michael Pitts

'69 Bernardine. From an excellent btl. Delicious. Not noticeably on the way down. Bright color, rich, + long finish.

'69 Bernardine. From an excellent btl. Delicious. Not noticeably on the way down. Bright color, rich, + long finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Classic leaner style CDP. Red fruit, plum, bbq, toast, pepper, violet. Feminine in style. Great for $20 on blowout at Costco.

Classic leaner style CDP. Red fruit, plum, bbq, toast, pepper, violet. Feminine in style. Great for $20 on blowout at Costco.

Jun 25th, 2017
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.0

Fascinating to taste, but over the hill.

Fascinating to taste, but over the hill.

Mar 30th, 2017
Lori Sullivan

Assorted cherries with strawberries. Bramble, brown sugar, clove & pepper. Love the dark spice finish with ripe cherries.

Assorted cherries with strawberries. Bramble, brown sugar, clove & pepper. Love the dark spice finish with ripe cherries.

Jan 31st, 2017
Christine Havens

A delicious Châteauneuf from magnum, drinking beautifully at this stage in its eveloution. The 2010 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine has both finesse and focus. The grenache really shines through with aromas of macerated strawberry and Bing cherries, a touch of underbrush and spice. It's a touch lighter and more restrained than I might have expected, this isn't a powerhouse Châteauneuf—fine tannins provide framework and structure, the core red fruited, complicated by white pepper and mineral nuance. Sample

A delicious Châteauneuf from magnum, drinking beautifully at this stage in its eveloution. The 2010 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine has both finesse and focus. The grenache really shines through with aromas of macerated strawberry and Bing cherries, a touch of underbrush and spice. It's a touch lighter and more restrained than I might have expected, this isn't a powerhouse Châteauneuf—fine tannins provide framework and structure, the core red fruited, complicated by white pepper and mineral nuance. Sample

Oct 21st, 2016
Eric Bass

An absolute gem. Perfectly blended, feminine, harmonious and beautiful.

An absolute gem. Perfectly blended, feminine, harmonious and beautiful.

Mar 4th, 2016
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.4

I thought this wine would offer up happiness in a bottle - nope. Astringent, unbalanced, flat on the mid pallet. The best thing this Rhone blend had going for it was it's color - but that only goes so far.

I thought this wine would offer up happiness in a bottle - nope. Astringent, unbalanced, flat on the mid pallet. The best thing this Rhone blend had going for it was it's color - but that only goes so far.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Red cherry, cranberry, black cherry, red rose, baking spices. M acid and tannin. Long finish. Balanced.

Red cherry, cranberry, black cherry, red rose, baking spices. M acid and tannin. Long finish. Balanced.

Feb 12th, 2016