2010 Domaine Galevan "Saint Georges" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape St.-Georges possesses magnificent fruit in addition to a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, majestic richness, a layered texture, phenomenal purity and a classic style displaying plenty of bouquet garni, licorice, seaweed, cassis and kirsch characteristics. This sensational 2010 is soft enough to be drunk now, but will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades. A microscopic estate owned by Coralie Goumarre, Domaine Galevan was established, remarkably, in 1780, but the first estate-bottled wine did not emerge until 1968. I was blown away by these four red wine cuvees, and both of the 2010s have jumped dramatically in score since I tasted them from barrel last year.
Dark, lustrous crimson. Big, ripe, bumptious wine chock full of blackberry fruit. Drawn tightly together on the finish. Slightly animal on the end. This delivers. 17/20 points.