1998 Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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90 points Robert Parker: "The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is an opulent, sexy effort with silky tannin, a deep, plum/purple color, and notes of cherry liqueur intermixed with smoke, earth, and herbs. The tannin is nearly hidden by the wine's high levels of fruit, glycerin, and extract. Ripe, heady, and hedonistically-styled, it will drink well over the next 10-14 years." (10/2000) 90 points Stephen Tanzer: "Bright red. Lively red fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Silky and smooth in the mouth; pinot-like flavors of red fruits and brown spices are given shape by an edge of fresh acidity. Finishes with lush, easy tannins. Offers considerable early appeal." (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb '01)

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Rhone Blends



- 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.


- 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.
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Chateauneuf du Pape