2010 Domaine de la Charbonniere "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" Chateaunuef-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1085017 93-95 points 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.  (10/ 2010)

90-92 points 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.  (2/ 2012)

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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

Alcohol Content (%): 15