2006 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1044361 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the wines of the vintage is the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, and I still remember tasting this beauty at the domaine on release. Almost all Grenache and aged in tank, it has sensational notes of wild strawberries, raspberries, flowers, olive and Provencal garrigue all literally soaring from the glass. This gives way to a full-bodied, utterly seamless, weightless 2006 that has fabulous depth of fruit, fine tannin and a finish that just won’t quit. It’s flat out great today, but will continue knocking your socks off for another decade. (JD)  (3/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Transparent crimson. Indistinct nose. Some spice. Very rich start and real reverberation on the palate. This should have people fighting over their allocations. Very powerful yet nervy and alive. A little dry on the finish with some perceptible alcohol but not heavy.  (5/2008)

K&L Notes

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 09: "Deep ruby. Explosive aromas of dark berries, kirsch, vibrant minerals, cured meat and garrigue; smells like a great Mazis-Chambertin. Finely etched red and black fruit flavors completely stain the palate, with gentle smokiness and candied flowers adding nuance. It's rare to encounter this level of elegance from the southern Rhone. The finish is sweet, smoky and strikingly pure, leaving strong mineral notes behind. As usual, one of the best wines of the vintage." (JR)

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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
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