2010 Domaine de la Charbonniere "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" Chateaunuef-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is superb, with layers and layers of fruit, oodles of glycerin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The tell-tale licorice, balsam wood, and intense cherry liqueur, roasted herbs and a crushed rock sort of minerality are present in the spectrum of flavors and aromas that this wine presents. Full-bodied and deep, this is a stunner that should drink well for 15 or more years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
70% grenache and 30% mourvedre): Deep ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of dark berries, cherry and licorice. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering dense blackberry and cassis flavors and a touch of candied violet. Brighter on the persistent finish, which features notes of raspberry and allspice.