2007 Olivier Hillaire "Les Petits Pieds d'Armand" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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94-96 points Robert Parker: "The 5,000-bottle luxury cuvee, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d’Armand, is outrageously good. A wine of exceptional elegance with extraordinarily pure strawberry and kirsch notes intermixed with notions of crushed rocks, spring flowers, and lavender, this full-bodied, massively endowed wine cuts a relatively stylish feel across the palate in spite of its size, substance, and depth. Sensational length as well as overall equilibrium make for a promising, potentially monumental Chateauneuf du Pape of the vintage. Drink it over the next 20 years.Olivier Hillaire has taken over most of the vineyards that once comprised Domaine des Relagnes, and has profoundly changed the wines from very good to sensational. The 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes are Hillaire’s finest wines to date."-WA #179, Oct 2008. 95 poins Wine Spectator. "Shows the ripeness of the vintage, with a touch more intensity than most, as a wide range of inviting blueberry, plum, fig and boysenberry flavors are spiked with sweet spice, graphite and licorice notes. The long, rounded finish has great buried grip. Drink now through 2030.—J.M.(September 16, 2009) ETA Fall of 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