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2007 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1055934 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The most classic and traditional in the lineup is easily the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes, which is 86% Grenache with the balance a split of Mourvèdre and Syrah, that was not destemmed and was aged in a combination of foudre, demi-muids and concrete tanks. This old-school beauty offers up sumptuous notes of smoked meats, leather, graphite, garrigue and hints of beef blood in a richly concentrated, structured, youthful yet certainly enjoyable profile. It’s not yet fully mature, but it’s getting close. I suspect when all is said and done, it will have three decades of overall longevity. (JD) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This has range and depth, with mesquite, iron and shiso leaf notes up front, followed by a dense core of crushed plum, fig sauce and Kenya AA coffee notes. There's nice smoke-tinged grip on the finish. (JM) Inner quote mark (11/2009)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Opaque ruby. Smoky, mineral-driven aromas of dark berries, violet and licorice, with a hint of cracked pepper. Weighty but surprisingly energetic, offering sweet blackberry and blueberry flavors and musky herbal and floral qualities. Chewier than the previous wine, finishing with strong grip and very good smoky thrust. Give this some cellar time. (JR) 92+ Inner quote mark (2/2010)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Full, opulent and yet pretty fresh on the nose. Lots there – including a lot of alcohol! Pretty good and sure to be thoroughly satisfying even if not that subtle or sophisticated. (JR) 17/20 points Inner quote mark (12/2008)


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