Vignobles Brunier ( Frédéric & Daniel Brunier )

Piedlong Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.042 ratings
8.811 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Carol Kellett

Carol had this 5 years ago

Carol had this 5 years ago

2 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2014
Matt Lasater

Happy to see how this has developed. Still has lift and more freshness than some CNDP, but its settled into its own, the balance of acid, alcohol, and tannin and settled in nicely. Strawberry compote, Christmas spice cake, dried lavender, licorice root, black tea, sweet meat, slight hint of beef broth. Seems like another day will unfold more. Surprised with how some of the 2011’s have aged, given how charming and open knit they were on release. Day 2 is another wine, the stoney mineral and spice notes have really came to the front; Allspice Dram, baked rocks, iron, cinnamon and clove. Without the lush fruit the wines structure is way more apparent, its become more rectangular in shape and the higher elevation site seems to come through on the acid and tannin.

Happy to see how this has developed. Still has lift and more freshness than some CNDP, but its settled into its own, the balance of acid, alcohol, and tannin and settled in nicely. Strawberry compote, Christmas spice cake, dried lavender, licorice root, black tea, sweet meat, slight hint of beef broth. Seems like another day will unfold more. Surprised with how some of the 2011’s have aged, given how charming and open knit they were on release. Day 2 is another wine, the stoney mineral and spice notes have really came to the front; Allspice Dram, baked rocks, iron, cinnamon and clove. Without the lush fruit the wines structure is way more apparent, its become more rectangular in shape and the higher elevation site seems to come through on the acid and tannin.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.7

Nice but hot and jammy. Definitely prefer more earthy Chateauneufs with vibrant spice, acid and minerality. Grape soda and jammy red grape, hot body with huge tannin.

Nice but hot and jammy. Definitely prefer more earthy Chateauneufs with vibrant spice, acid and minerality. Grape soda and jammy red grape, hot body with huge tannin.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Strawberry and raspberry fruit leather, fennel, baked earth, there's a burnt/caramelized character. Black cherry/berry, garrigue, medicinal herbs, and spice on the palate. Tannins and acidity bring brightness and focus given the region. Great lift.

Strawberry and raspberry fruit leather, fennel, baked earth, there's a burnt/caramelized character. Black cherry/berry, garrigue, medicinal herbs, and spice on the palate. Tannins and acidity bring brightness and focus given the region. Great lift.

Mar 29th, 2017
Andrew Fortgang

Great CDP from a cooler site.

Great CDP from a cooler site.

Feb 20th, 2016
Christopher Stadler

Brambly fruit. Soft tannins. A bit hot

Brambly fruit. Soft tannins. A bit hot

Oct 30th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.3

Great CDP with a long life ahead of it. Lots of nail varnish, fennel, and strawberry jam like character. Very tasty but way too young.

Great CDP with a long life ahead of it. Lots of nail varnish, fennel, and strawberry jam like character. Very tasty but way too young.

Sep 16th, 2014
Clark Terry

Sales & Marketing Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.3

Elegant and brooding

Elegant and brooding

Jan 17th, 2014
Stephen Long

Good shit.

Good shit.

Apr 1st, 2018