2007 Domaine de la Solitude "Cornelia Costanza" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The newest cuvee, first made in 2005, is a 100% Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, the dark saturated ruby-hued 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels, it offers up aromas of pure kirsch liqueur, licorice, loamy soil, pepper, and spice. The incredibly intense and intoxicating bouquet is followed by a wine revealing plenty of structure and spice, fabulous concentration, and a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. If you love Grenache, this superb, rich, exceptionally pure offering is a no-brainer. Give it 1-3 years of bottle age, and enjoy it over the following 20-25 years.
Rich and velvety, with a lovely mix of red and black fruits--currant, blackberry, cherry--laced with ample anise, fruitcake and incense notes. The anise edge helps drive the lengthy, dark finish. Grenache. Best from 2011 through 2023.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of raspberry liqueur, incense, smoky herbs and spicecake. Sappy and sweet, with borderline-jammy red fruit character and a seamless, pliant texture. This very alluring wine finishes with strong lift and sweet persistence.