2007 Domaine de la Solitude "Cornelia Costanza" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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96 points Robert Parker: "The newest cuvee, first made in 2005, is a 100% Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, the dark saturated ruby-hued 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cornelia Constanza. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels, it offers up aromas of pure kirsch liqueur, licorice, loamy soil, pepper, and spice. The incredibly intense and intoxicating bouquet is followed by a wine revealing plenty of structure and spice, fabulous concentration, and a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. If you love Grenache, this superb, rich, exceptionally pure offering is a no-brainer. Give it 1-3 years of bottle age, and enjoy it over the following 20-25 years." (10/09) 93 points Wine Spectator Insider: "Rich and velvety, with a lovely mix of red and black fruits - currant, blakcberry, cherry-laced with ample anise, fruitcake and incense notes. The anise edge helps drive the lengthy, dark finish. Grenache. Best from 2011 through 2023." (05/10) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of raspberry liqueur, incense, smoky herbs and spicecake. Sappy and sweet, with borderline-jammy red fruit character and a seamless, pliant texture. This very alluring wine finishes with strong lift and sweet persistence." (Jan/Feb 2010) ETA: June 30, 2010.

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Chateauneuf du Pape