2007 Bosquet des Papes "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1045952

90-92 points Robert Parker: "The 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which comes from 45- to 50-year-old vines and is a blend of 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, and the rest Vaccarese, Counoise, and Cinsault, is aged in foudres, tank, and 600-litre demi-muids. This wine displays beautiful black cherry and plum-like fruit, with a gorgeous nose of nori (the seaweed wrappers used in sushi restaurants) intermixed with pepper, lavender, and spice. Very Provencal and full-bodied, with beautiful fruit purity and stunning density and personality, it should drink well for 10-12 years." (10/08) 90-93 points Stephen Tanzer: "Inky purple. Seductive scents of black raspberry, cassis and minerals. A floral note comes up with air and carries onto the palate, adding complexity to the sweet dark berry flavors. Finishes seamless and creamy, with the cassis note carrying through. This will drink well young." (Jan/Feb 09) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Very solid, with fig and raspberry ganache flavors allied to a graphite spine. Perfumy incense and mulled spice notes fill out the slightly taut finish. Best from 2010 through 2018." (11/09) ETA for this wine is late fall 2009.

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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