2008 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

SKU #1052182 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the finest white Chateauneuf du Papes the sisters have yet made is the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc (only 200 cases produced). A blend of 80% Roussanne and 20% Bourboulenc, it offers lovely floral, honeysuckle, and rose petal aromas intermixed with notions of pears, white peaches, and quince. The expressive aromatics are followed by an intense, full-bodied wine displaying terrific acidity and minerality. A striking dry white wine, it should drink well for 2-4 years or longer.  (10/2009)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 ($65; 80% roussanne and 20% bourboulenc Light, bright yellow. Pungent aromas of orange zest, pear and lees, with a hint of smoky minerality. Plump, honeyed orchard fruit flavors are braced by zesty minerals and pack a solid punch, showing good spicy cut on the back half. Blends richness and vivacity with a deft hand and finishes with very good clarity and stony persistence.  (1/2010)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Ripe, with Cavaillon melon, peach and yellow apple notes that flow through the creamy, lightly buttered finish, where a nice hint of star fruit checks in. A flattering style. Drink now. (Web-2009)

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