2009 Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre (Alain Corcia) "Cuvée Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $20)

SKU #1063249 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A pretty wine as well as an excellent value, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up scents of kirsch liqueur, roasted herbs, pepper, loamy soil and a resiny character in this dark ruby/plum-colored, soft, round 2009. It is ideal for drinking over the next 5-6 years.  (10/ 2011)

K&L Notes

The 2009 Cuvée Tradition from negociant Alain Corcia is a great jumping off point from which to explore the 2009 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Medium bodied, with notes of dark cherries, lentil, spicebox and coffee, this 2009 Grenache-based red displays more savory characteristics than some of the other cuvées in the 2009 Corica lineup. Fine tannins and good acidity make it a great candidate to enjoy now and and over the next several years with mediterranean inspired dishes like fennel roasted pork or a grilled steak with fresh herbs. with herbs. 13.5% abv.

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By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/1/2011  | Send Email
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This medium to full-bodied beauty is rich with ripe red fruits, herbs, pepper and spice. Coffee notes on the finish with viscous mouthfeel and very fine tannins. A super value and a perfect wine for those of you who are exploring the Rhone region or for those of you who are looking for a relatively inexpensive wine to drink now or to cellar for a ew more years.
Top Value! Drink from 2011 to 2017

By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/14/2011  | Send Email
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Corcia really crafted some fantastic wines in the 2009 vintage. His entry level chateauneuf is a good starting point to explore this wonderful vintage. A chateauneuf this good at $20 is a rarity- buy it now!
Top Value! Drink from 2011 to 2016

 By: Elaine Travels |  Review Date: 2/4/2012 
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Excellent for this varietal. Needs a few minutes to open up, but nice soft full flavor.

Additional Information:

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

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5