2001 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1006211 93 points Wine Spectator

 *Highly Recommended, Top 100 Wines of 2003* Seductive, elegant and refined, with the subtle but rich flavors, in a full-bodied package that includes ripe fruit, spice, smoke, plum and quince pie. Tightly wound (but sweet) tannins, and a burst of mineral make this particularly long and clean on the finish.  (12/2003)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 From a top vintage, the serious, dense, dark ruby/purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (48% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, 6% Cinsault, and the rest miscellaneous varietals) exhibits a peppery, fragrant nose. Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in small casks, it possesses plenty of black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with hints of licorice and dried herbs, a full-bodied texture, and a long, rich, surprisingly up-front personality. (RP)  (2/2004)


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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