2010 La Celestiere "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1253235 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A blend of 70% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre, Cinsault and other varietals, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition exhibits a classic Provencal nose of roasted herbs, kirsch liqueur, lavender, forest floor and balsam wood. It is an impressively built, concentrated, deep ruby/purple-colored effort that should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)  (10/2012)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright purple. Aromas and flavors of black raspberry and blueberry with spice and floral notes adding complexity. Juicy and focused, with very good finishing clarity and lingering floral and spicecake nuances. Tannins came up with aeration but weren't a match for this wine's energetic fruit. (JR)  (1/2013)

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Chateauneuf du Pape