2001 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1006257 96 points Wine Spectator

 Dark and dense, this very powerful Châteauneuf oozes dark chocolate, black currant, tar, mineral, grilled beef and roasted chestnut flavors that just won't quit. Yet despite its exotic range of flavors, it has a pure, silky core of fruit that remains steadfast through the extremely long finish. An awesome young wine. Best from 2006 through 2024. *Top 100 of 2004, Highly Recommended* (JM)  (5/2004)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 More open and exuberant than the 2000, with a sweeter core of fruit, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape tastes like the essence of this region, with its garrigue, leather, ground herbs and sweet, licorice-laced blackberry fruit. It too is medium to full-bodied, balanced and beautifully textured on the palate, with a mature, yet still youthful profile that’s perfect for prime- time drinking over the coming 2-4 years. (JD)  (8/2014)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck

 A great showing by this bottle and the 2001 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a textbook, old-school Châteauneuf that delivers gorgeous garrigue, sweet cherry, mineral, and licorice aromatics, a full-bodied, textured mouth feel, impeccable balance, and an overall classical feel. While superb now and showing solid complexity and youthful fruit, this should continue to shine for another 10-12 years.  (3/2018)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright, deep red. Exotic aromas of raspberry liqueur, flowers, garrigue and pepper. Dense and thick, with impressive solidity but also a compellingly velvety texture and terrific verve in the mouth. Chewy flavor of raspberry liqueur. Builds and builds on the palate-staining, tactile finish. Has the sheer extract and structure to support extended bottle aging. (ST)  (2/2004)

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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