1998 Château Cabrières "Cuvée Prestige Tête de Cru" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #160282 94 points Wine Spectator

 Classy. Like sipping cream, it's so silky. Ripe but not overdone, delivering mineral, sweet black fruit and red berry, with a toasted, smoky grilled fowl character. Harmonious finish.  (6/2000)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 There is a lot to like in this wine. The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige displays both outstanding potential and undeniable hedonistic appeal. I would beg the proprietors not to fine or filter this wine unless it becomes unstable. Dark plum-colored, with a sweet, jammy fruit cake/black cherry and cedary nose that jumps from the glass, this full-bodied effort possesses layers of glycerin and richness, low acidity, high alcohol, and a lusty, hedonistic finish. It should prove to be a gorgeous, expansively-flavored wine that may be the finest Chateauneuf du Pape produced at this estate since 1961 - if it is not stripped at bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2015."  (10/1999)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape