2007 Bosquet des Papes "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape, a sleeper of the vintage, is one of the finest traditional cuvees they have made. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine revealing classic Provencal aromas of pepper, garrigue, black cherries, plums, and a hint of earth. Pure, broad, and savory with silky tannins and a lush personality, this fruit-filled Chateauneuf is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque ruby. Pungent blackberry and cherry aromas are complemented by anise and smoky herbs. Lush, open-knit dark fruit flavors are lifted by zesty minerality and framed by supple tannins. The tannins turn firmer with air and add grip to the long, spicy, focused finish. Showing a more serious side than it did from barrel.
Very solid, with fig and raspberry ganache flavors allied to a graphite spine. Perfumy incense and mulled spice notes fill out the slightly taut finish. Best from 2010 through 2018.