2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Maucoil "Cuvée Privilege" (Previously $39.99)

SKU #1040430

91-94 points Robert Parker. "The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Privilege looks to be a knock-out effort and probably the strongest effort from this estate since the 1998. Saturated ruby to the rim with a beautiful nose of ripe strawberry, black cherry, raspberry, cedar and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied, layered, opulent mouthfeel, low acidity, ripe tannin, and superb concentration and length. This wine will drink beautifully young and age nicely for up to 12-15 years. Drink 2007-2022." (10/07) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Powerfully scented aromas of raspberry, cherry and vanilla, complicated by lavender and baking spices. Pliant and sweet, offering luscious red fruit flavors, silky tannins and a long, spicy finish. This has enormous appeal already." (Jan/Feb 08) K&L's Rhone buyer, Mulan, and co-owner, Clyde, found this fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape on their buying trip to France in February (2008). Characteristic of the elegant 2006 vintage, with gorgeous purity of fruit, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity, you won't want to miss this exceptional wine. It's also a K&L Direct Import, which means we cut out the middleman and passed the savings on to you! Great value! 15%abv.

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By: Leah Greenstein |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/25/2008  | Send Email
This is a great CdP for anyone on a budget. Full of all of the barnyard, earthy aromas of something twice the price, with a steady stream of black fruit and anise on the nose and palate. the is fabulously complex and balanced with the potential for aging a decade or more.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape