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2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Vinous: "Deep red. Fresh, mineral-tinged red and dark berry scents are given depth by suggestions of licorice and cola. Sappy raspberry and boysenberry flavors show very good depth and pick up a suave lavender pastille nuance on the back half. Concentrated yet lively, delivering strong thrust and smooth, even tannins that build steadily through a long, floral-dominated finish. (JR)" (4/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Bright crimson. Firm and substantial with more obvious tannin than most but sufficient (just) fruit too. Not that sweet. Racy, food wine. Cool overall." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing nicely ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $80) Top Pick!
2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $80)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12-15 years. (JD)" (10/2014) 93 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Heady aromas of black and blue fruits, potpourri and Indian spices, with a smoky element emerging with air. Taut and sharply focused on ...Read More » 


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2010 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The powerful, rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme reveals an off-the-chart level of extract, lots of glycerin (nearly 16% natural alcohol) and copious black cherry, blueberry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics. This full-throttle red requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. (RP)" (10/2012)  


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2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Expressive aromas of cherry, black raspberry, licorice and smoky minerals, with a dark chocolate element building slowly. Then tightly wound and focused on the palate, offering intense flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry and candied flowers. Powerful but at the same time quite elegant, finishing with wonderful clarity and length and smooth tannins. (JR)" (4/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beauty and has a rare level of concentration and depth in the vintage. Blueberry, crushed flowers, pepper, and violet aromas and flavors flow nicely ...Read More » 


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VN 92 - 94 RP 93

2010 Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Impériale, Vignes Centenaires" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A candidate for perfection, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale Vignes Centenaire is clearly the greatest wine I have ever tasted from Raymond Usseglio, even eclipsing their remarkable 2007. Don’t be surprised if it merits a three-digit score in five or six years. Somewhat closed, but bursting with potential, the wine is inky/purple to the rim and boasts abundant amounts of concentrated, jammy blackberry, kirsch, licorice, lavender, forest floor, white chocolate and a hint of truffles in its magnificent perfume. Some tannins appear in the mouth, ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine Saint Prefert "Classique" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

91-93 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh red berries and flowers, in a style that's strongly reminiscent of a ripe-year Burgundy. Shows very good clarity and lift on the palate, with sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors sharpened by a jolt of blood orange. This supple, open-knit wine is firmed on the back by smooth tannins and should be delicious right out of the gate. (JR)" (4/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Features a well-packed core of plum, black currant and raspberry preserve flavors, harnessed for now by singed alder, shiso leaf and anise notes. The ...Read More » 


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2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (which Francois Perrin feels is similar to the 1990, although I don’t see that as of yet) is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permitted varietals of the appellation. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a ...Read More » 


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2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish. Best from 2011 through 2027. (JM)" (10/2010) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Vincent Avril fashioned one of the finest 2008 Chateauneuf du Papes of the appellation. Made from a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest an assortment of permitted varietals, it exhibits a dark color as well as a ...Read More » 


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2014 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I love the traditional 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc and this blend of equal parts Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Clairette offers classic notes of citrus blossom, dried herbs, spice and hints of white flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, pure, elegant, and lively with racy acidity on the finish, it’s beautifully done and will drink nicely for 4-5 years. (JD)" (10/2015)  


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RP 90

2009 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is probably one of the strongest “regular” efforts I have ever tasted from Sabon. This dense purple blend of 75 to 80% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah, aged in truncated wood cuves and foudres, has a beautiful, sweet nose of black cherry jam intermixed with roasted herbs, black currants, forest floor and a hint of charcoal. The wine has great intensity, full-bodied opulence, and a striking seductiveness that is already irresistible. (RP)" (10/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Powerfully rendered, with a large core of fig sauce, plum preserves an ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Réserve les Clos du Caillou" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $100)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The cream of the lineup and one of the stars of the vintage is the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou. Incorporating more Mourvèdre than normal (a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Mourvèdre), this smokin’ southern Rhône sports a deep ruby/purple color to go with notes of blackcurrants, white pepper, orange liqueur and graphite. Big, full-bodied, supple and elegant, it’s certainly not as massive as some of the greats from this estate (2001, 2005, 2007 or 2010), but hats off to the team for producing a wine of this quality in a difficult vint ...Read More » 


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2013 Bosquet des Papes "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

90-92 points Vinous: "Ruby-red. Smoky red berry and cherry scents show good clarity and pick up a spicy element with air. Supple, open-knit and appealingly sweet, with a hint of white pepper sharpening the zesty redcurrant and raspberry flavors. The spicy quality repeats on the clinging finish, which shows just hint of dusty tannins. I suspect that this wine will provide plenty of appeal soon after release. (JR)" (4/2015) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "This is fresh and fragrant, a pretty Châteauneuf with a rose fragrance and sappy, spicy red fruit. It feels vivacious despite the significant wood spice, the ...Read More » 


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2013 Olivier Hillaire "Les Petits Pieds d'Armand" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $70)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar to the classic cuvée, only richer, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Papes Les Petits Pieds d’Armand (100% Grenache from the sandy parts of La Crau) knocks it out of the park with its Bing cherry, kirsch, red licorice and floral aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and textured, all while staying nicely focused and elegant. There’s enough sweet tannin here to allow it to evolve gracefully, but the overall feel is one of upfront fruit and texture. (JD)" (10/2014)  


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2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $110)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Up in the top handful of wines in the vintage (which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this estate), the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich and layered Châteauneuf that doesn’t put a foot wrong. Made from 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, it offers blockbuster notes of blackberry, liquid-violets, spice and serious minerality to go with awesome mid-palate depth and layers of sweet tannin. Like the Cuvee Chaupin, it will be better in another handful of years and thrill thro ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvedre) is beautiful, with medium to full-bodied richness, lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, graphite, bouquet garni and licorice aromatics, and sweet, building tannin that comes through on the finish. It shows the purity and balance of the vintage, and will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming decade or more.(JD) In case you haven’t been following any of the Wine Advocate reports over the past decade, Domaine de La Janasse, under the leadership of siblings Christophe and I ...Read More » 


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2013 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93-95 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby-red. Potent raspberry, potpourri and garriguescents expand with air, picking up smoke and mineral nuances and a hint of olive. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering intense cassis and red berry compote flavors and a touch of licorice. Blends richness and vivacity smoothly, finishing spicy, focused and very long, with dusty tannins adding grip. (JR)" (4/2015) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Very juicy and lively in feel, with pepper, tobacco and bay leaf notes leading the way for a core of raspberry, bitter plum and red currant coulis flavors. The long finish lets the pepper ...Read More » 


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2009 Paul Autard "Cuvée Juline" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "A beauty, with lush, velvety structure wonderfully embedded in the dense, fleshy core of warm plum, fig compote, hoisin sauce and melted licorice snap notes. The finish is inlaid with spice and Lapsang souchong tea notes, with a flicker of anise as well. Not shy about its toast, but wonderfully integrated from start to finish. Best from 2013 through 2025. (JM)" (10/2011) 93 points Vinous: "Opaque purple. Wild, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, cassis, apricot and incense, with a strong jolt of Asian spices. Lush, creamy and palate-coating, offering deep dar ...Read More » 


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2009 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Also gorgeous, but in a more forward, perfumed style, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is loaded with kirsch, wild strawberry, licorice, Asian spice and wild herb-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, sweetly fruited, voluptuous and textured, it’s hard to resist now, but will age gracefully. (JD)" (8/2014) 93 points Vinous: "Vivid purple. Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by a sexy floral nuance. Smooth and deep on the palate, offering juicy red and dark berry preserve flavors that become spicier with air. The floral quality carries through on the subtly swe ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $80)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In the top 1-2 wines of the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a Mourvedre shifted blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah that saw 16 months in 60% small barrels, with the balance in concrete tanks. There’s just over 400 cases produced and this inky colored, beautifully concentrated effort offers loads of roasted meats, licorice, chocolate and sweet black fruits. Seamless, sexy and seamless, with uncommon polish and ripeness to its tannin, it will have 10-15+ years of longevity. (JD)" (10/2015) 91-93 points Vinous: "Vivid purple. Complex, expan ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine Saint Prefert "Réserve Auguste Favier" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $55)

92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright violet color. A sexy, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes red fruit preserves, Asian spices, minerals and incense. Sappy, penetrating and pure on the palate, offering expansive black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight and gain sweetness with air. Ripe and broad yet lively on the finish, which hangs on with wonderful tenacity, slow-building tannins and repeating red fruit flavors. (JR)" (4/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Checking in as a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and a splash of Mourvèdre, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Fav ...Read More » 


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2010 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape flirts with perfection. A classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Vaccarese and Counoise, all aged in large foudres in Clos des Papes's air-conditioned and humidity-controlled wine cellar, the wine boasts a dense purple color along with lots of gorgeously pure black raspberry, black currant and kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with notions of spring flowers, tapenade, licorice and spice box. This dense, full-bodied, powerful Chateauneuf is also remarkably fresh and well-delineated. It even exceeded the ...Read More » 


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2010 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne "Les Trois Sources" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Trois Sources comes from the estate's vineyards planted in sandy soils. About 10,000 bottles have been produced. One of the great wines of the vintage, this unbelievable Chateauneuf is still extremely young and primary. Its opaque purple color is followed by scents of ink, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries and blackberries. While full-bodied, extremely concentrated and massive, the wine is totally harmonious with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol (which is no doubt in excess of 16%). Give thi ...Read More » 


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2013 Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic wine from this estate and gives up pretty notes of strawberries, licorice, peppery herbs and leather. The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and the rest Cinsault. Drink this medium-bodied, elegant and lightly textured 2013 over the coming 5-6 years. It’s a sexy, forward beauty that’s hard to resist. While no 2014s were submitted, both 2013 Châteauneuf du Papes were outstanding and had seductive, supple, if not sexy profiles that are geared for near term drinking." (10/2015)  


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2012 Domaine la Barroche "Signature" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing slightly better now than it did on release (which is common for all of Julien's wines, and the '12s in general), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature is a blend of 65% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah and 6% other permitted varieties. It's young and fruity, yet still delivers tons of pleasure with its cassis, licorice, crushed flower and garrigue aromas and flavors. Beautifully fruited, rounded, supple and with sweet tannin, I suspect it will age gracefully (similar to '06) and drink well for all its life. (JD)" (9/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Heady spice- ...Read More » 


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2009 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape

According to the importer, Paris Wine Company: "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulette Chastan moved to Orange in the 1950s... Today, the Domaine de la Jaufrette is run by Alain’s son Frederic, who has maintained the same traditional winemaking philosophy. Vinification is a slow process - the fermentation occurs naturally in large concrete tanks, where the wine is allowed to sit for up to a year. It is then aged in a mix of used foudres and ... Read More » 


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1995 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "Very youthful, with a ripe core of red currant and raspberry fruit and licorice flavor surrounded by creamy tannins. Plenty of smoke, mineral and tobacco notes chiming in, but this still has a ways to go, with plenty of grip still on the finish.--1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2025." (3/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still closed and tannic, the 1995 requires an additional 5-6 years of cellaring. It should keep well through 2020. (RP)" (1/2003) K&L Notes: 93 points Neil Martin's Wine Journal: "A light nose of red cherries, raspberry, lawn cuttings and a touch of iron... Read More » 


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WS 95 RP 92

1998 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "A big, rich wine with huge amounts of fruit oozing out of the glass. Great concentration and intensity, with licorice flavors from the Mourvèdre, finishing with chewy tannins. A great year for this wine, which should age well for 15 to 20 years." (12/2001) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Very youthful, with a juicy blast of red plum and fig fruit flavors on a racy frame, this also has plenty of spice, tar, plum cake and mineral in reserve, as the finish shows more structure and slowly darkens with time in the glass. Only just starting to hit its stride.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospe ...Read More » 


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2010 Domaine Bois de Boursan "Cuvée des Félix" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely magnificent is the opaque ruby/purple 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Felix. Notes of root beer/beet root interwoven with roasted Provencal herbs, black currants and even blacker fruits such as blackberries are prominent in this full-bodied, concentrated wine, which has fabulous fruit, sumptuous, a deep, multi-layered texture and a sensational finish of close to 40+ seconds. Acidity is present and there is precision and uplift to the big, bold flavors the 2010 Cuvee de Felix possesses. Drink it over the next 15+ years. This has been a reliab ...Read More » 


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2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "(Highly Recommended & #11 on the Top 100 of 2006) Amazingly refined, with a pure, silky current of raspberry ganache and cassis flavors that glides along supple tannins. Hints of mocha, mineral and garrigue check in on the long, pure finish. Has serious structure for the long haul. All about balance and finesse. Drink now through 2030. (JM)" (11/2006) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape has drunk well for most of its life and has tons of charm. Sweet cherries, kirsch, olive, spice, cured meats and licorice all emerge from this mature, elegant and layered Chateaun ...Read More » 


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2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at Paul-Vincent’s Chateauneufs, and a rich, voluptuous example of this cuvee that possesses great acidity, the 2012 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc offers up ripe stone fruits, white currants, honeysuckle and licorice to go with a full-bodied, rich and powerful profile on the palate that somehow stays beautifully fresh and focused. It’s a gorgeous wine that can be consumed in its fresh and vibrant youth, or cellared for a decade or two. It’s a knockout white that should not be missed! Drink now-2032. (JD)" (10/2013) 93 points Vinous: "Pale yellow-gold. Expressive citrus pi ...Read More » 


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2013 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Exotically perfumed scents of dark berries, dried flowers, incense and peppery spices; there was a lot of stem inclusion here and it shows. Spicy, sweet and penetrating, showing excellent depth to its black raspberry and floral pastille flavors, which spread out nicely on the back half. Pure, focused and seamless in texture, finishing with outstanding thrust and spicy persistence. (JR)" (4/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "92+ points. One of the most structured wines in the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes gives up ample kirsch, licoric ...Read More » 


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2003 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* One of the big names of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and this wine justifies the fame of the Perrin family’s property. It is a rich style, but, more importantly, it is beautifully made, structured, dense, with red jelly fruits, a touch of vanilla and a fat, full-bodied, but firm aftertaste. This is a wine for aging—give it at least five years before touching it. (RV)" (12/2005) 94 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Young and tight, with garrigue and roasted game aromas peeking out from a core of ripe black currant, plum and fig fruit. Lots of toast tobacco and ir ...Read More » 


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2013 Chateau de la Font du Loup "Le Puy Rolland" Châteauneuf du Pape

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar in style to traditional cuvée, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape le Puy Rolland is 100% Grenache that spent 18 months all in older foudre. It too offers a perfumed, medium-bodied, supple and sexy style to go with lots of wild strawberry, dried underbrush, kirsch, and river rock like aromas and flavors. It is a relatively forward Châteauneuf du Pape that’s geared for drinking in its youth, but it will dish out tons of pleasure and is a great drink." (10/2015)  


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2012 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Réserve les Clos du Caillou" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou is a classic example of this cuvee. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, aged all in demi-muid, it offers ample dark fruits, chocolate, bouquet garni and licorice in its full-bodied, supple, forward and elegantly styled profile. As with all of the 2012s here, the tannin is wonderfully ripe, the wine has solid concentration and everything is perfectly balanced. While it’s hard to resist already, it will be better with short-term cellaring and have 15+ years of overall longevity. (JD)" (10/2014) 95 points Vinous: "In ...Read More » 


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2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025." (11/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is showing better out of bottle than it was last year. Gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes, raspberry jam, forest floor, spice box, new saddle leather and a ...Read More » 


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2009 Domaine Grand Veneur "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most limited cuvee (350 cases) is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 50-100 year old vines located in the northern sector of the appellation). Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a gorgeous perfume of graphite, truffles, damp earth, cassis, kirsch, licorice and spice box. Despite the fact that it sees a lot of new oak, it reveals no evidence of wood. The fruit dominates in this quintessential, classic, full-bodied, powerful, massive as well as surprisingly pure and elegant Cha ...Read More » 


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2010 Domaine Galevan "Saint Georges" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points 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 no ...Read More » 


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RP 96

2014 Domaine Beaurenard "Cuvée Boisrenard" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

96 points Wine Spectator: "Youthfully coiled, this features loads of white peach, yellow apple, green fig and melon flavors at the core, surrounded by notes of jasmine, acacia and honeysuckle. Shows beautiful purity through the finish, with a long quinine thread adding even more nuance. The rare white Châteauneuf to cellar. Best from 2016 through 2024. 110 cases made. (JM)" (11/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More tight and focused than the classic cuvée, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard Blanc has a kiss of barrique to go with lots of apple blossom, caramelized citrus, and white flower-like arom ...Read More » 


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WS 96 RP 92

1986 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Wine Spectator: "Super refined, with all the fruit and character you could want in a Châteauneuf. Has game, cigar tobacco and berry aromas and black pepper and smoke flavors, with velvety tannins and a firm backbone. (JS)" (10/1991)  


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WS 91

2013 Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Impériale-Vignes Centenaires" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Given the difficulty with Grenache in 2013, the Grenache-dominated 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Imperiale (Vigne Centenaires) is a head-turner that offers terrific notes of plum, black cherries, mulberries, dried flowers and licorice. (JD)" (10/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. Fresh blackberry, cherry cola and potpourri aromas are energized by a peppery nuance. Sweet, broad and seamless in texture, offering juicy, nicely concentrated red and dark berry flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Shows excellent depth, breadth and power on the gently tannic finish, and a hint ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 91

2007 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I believe the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is the finest wine ever made at Charvin. Their wines never achieve a lot of color, but this is one of the most saturated ones they have produced. The blend from the 45- to 50-year-old vines is 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Vaccarese, all aged in cement tanks prior to being bottled unfiltered. A terrific nose of kirsch, lavender, licorice, forest floor, and spice box soars from the glass of this full-bodied effort. With fabulous density, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a 45+-second fin ...Read More » 


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1998 M. Chapoutier "La Bernardine" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive. Ripe, rich and full-bodied, showingsilky texture, with lots of plum, red berry andblackberry character. Also digging for the earth,with a nice minerally, chalky personality thatcomes through on the long, tightly structuredfinish." (6/2011) 89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chapoutier's 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape La Bernardine (100,000 bottles produced) may be outstanding. It is drinking even better from bottle than it did from cask. This wine exhibits a deep plum/garnet color, and a big, smoky nose of dried herbs, black cherry jam, plums, and licorice. There is excellent concentr ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the Chapouin lieu-dit (it gets a small bit from La Janasse), it gives up the classic notes of black berries, spring flowers, violets, and licorice that I always seem to find in this cuvee. Building nicely on the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has tons of sweet fruit and solid, if not firm, tannin that come out on ...Read More » 


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2001 Pierre Usseglio "Reserve des Deux Freres" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $200.00)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres elicits 'wows'. Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in one, two, and three-year old Burgundy barrels, this 2001, which tips the scales at an awesome 16.2% natural alcohol, boasts an inky/purple color along with a sensationally pure bouquet of blackberries, graphite, acacia flowers, licorice, and sweet kirsch liqueur. Unctuously textured and full-bodied, with high tannin as well as a closed personality, this prodigious yet fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape is a potential legend in the making. It require ...Read More » 


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2012 Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top wine of the estate is the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape le Secret de Sabon, and the inky-colored 2012 is a brilliant effort. I don’t think it hits the heights of the 2010, 2007 or 2001, but it’s still a singular expression of Grenache that could come from nowhere else, and is distinctly different from the three prior Châteauneufs. Possessing a sweet nose of ripe raspberries, kirsch, garrigue and licorice, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, tons of glycerol and texture, sweet tannin and moderate acidity. (JD)" (10/2014) 95 points Wine Spectator: "A lush, velvet ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

96 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a deep well of succulent, fleshy fig, boysenberry, plum and raspberry fruit, while notes of fruitcake, red licorice and singed apple wood remain prominent. Long, dense, poised and polished through the finish, this has finely beaded acidity and perfectly inlaid tannins to let everything come together in the cellar. A stunner, presenting a combination of depth, breadth and poise. Best from 2016 through 2035. (JM)" (10/2014) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are roughly 2,800 bottles of the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes to go around. Always a blend of 100% Grenache fro ...Read More » 


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2007 Pierre Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 4,400-case blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts a dense plum/purple color as well as a wonderfully sweet nose of fresh black truffles, incense, blue and black fruits, roasted herbs, and earth. The wine is full-bodied and pure with fresh acids, silky tannins, and a voluptuous mouthfeel. (RP)" (10/2009) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red. Expressive aromas of red berries and cherry, with notes of smoky garrigue and dried flowers adding complexity. Spicy and pure, with an exotic floral note joining the mineral-drive ...Read More » 


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2009 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JS)" (10/2011) 93 points Vinous: "(65% grenache, 15% each of mourvedre and syrah, and the rest all the other varieties; aged in a combination of foudres and concrete): Bright ruby. Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision and a suave, spicy character. Licorice and lavender nuances add c ...Read More » 


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1995 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375mL)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Very youthful, with a ripe core of red currant and raspberry fruit and licorice flavor surrounded by creamy tannins. Plenty of smoke, mineral and tobacco notes chiming in, but this still has a ways to go, with plenty of grip still on the finish.--1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2025. 20,000 cases made. (JM)" (3/2006)  


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