2000 Château de la Gardine "Cuvee des Generations" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1017774

94 points Robert Parker: "An offering for long-term aging is the Cuvee des Generations. This full-throttle Chateauneuf du Pape, made in a modern barrique-aged style, retains plenty of the typicity of old vine Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Truly great stuff, the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Generations exhibits notes of licorice, creme de cassis, vanilla, and espresso. Closed, but powerful and concentrated, it reveals similar flavors of cassis liqueur intermixed with kirsch, truffles, camphor, and spice box. A wine of formidable intensity and tannin, it will be drinkable between 2007-2025." (02/03) According to the Wine Spectator: "Sleek, elegant, modern-styled red, with fancy oak giving it lots of smoke, pepper, violet and other floral aromas. With time, it might settle down, as the rough tannins need to be tamed in this medium-bodied, pitch-black, extracted Châteauneuf. Best from 2004 through 2010. 750 cases made." (11/02)

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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