2010 Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An exceptionally strong effort, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape should eclipse the quality, longevity and overall character of the 2009. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by notes of cassis, kirsch, lavender, pepper and earth. Deep, full-bodied, textured, pure and long with sweet tannins as well as admirable focus and delineation, it will age gracefully for 15 or more years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of red fruit preserves, potpourri and herbs, with a spicy topnote. Juicy and precise, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of smoky minerality. Showing impressive finesse and a light touch for the vintage. Very elegant, with a strikingly long, floral-dominated finish and gentle tannins. (JR)
Dark plum, currant paste and steeped cherry notes are lined with fruitcake, anise and ganache accents. Offers a fleshy feel through the finish.
Wine & Spirits
Modern and polished, this is an aristocratic Châteauneuf, shining in the clarity of its red fruit and filled out with the richness of expensive oak. Give it a little more time to integrate, then decant for prime rib.
Certified raisonnée. 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 2% Cinsault. 50% spends 12 months in inox, 50% spends 12 months in barrique, 280,000 bottles. Mid crimson. Open nose, the sort of wine you’d expect to have been grown on sand. Very juicy, plump fruit. Firm, dry finish. Lots of acidity. Appetising though relatively open without exceptionally pronounced tannins.