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2010 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 6-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1441200 99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from the same parcels as the 2011. The wine is aged primarily in foudres with small percentages of the Syrah and Mourvedre kept in new 600-liter demi-muids. A spectacular effort, it displays a confit of camphor, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, lavender and other floral notes. This full-bodied, massive Chateauneuf du Pape is remarkably light on its feet despite what must be 15+% alcohol. Incredibly pure and remarkably intense, this is a tour de force from Nicolas Boiron. It should drink well for two decades. Drink through 2032. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2012)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark More masculine and meaty than the A la Gloire de mon Grand-Père, the 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Syrah. Aged in a mix of concrete tank, foudre, and demi-muid, it possesses a classic, structured profile with mineral-drenched wild herbs, black pepper, crushed rock, and sappy garriuge to go with a dark fruited, seriously structured, and firm core. It needs a solid 5-7 years in the cellar, yet will drink beautifully for upwards of two decades. Lovers of old-school, traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape need to have this estate on their radar! 95+ Inner quote mark (9/2012)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Inky ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of raspberry and cherry liqueur, sandalwood, potpourri and woodsmoke. Intensely spicy and precise on the palate, which offers juicy red fruit flavors and suggestions of candied flowers and spicecake. Velvety tannins add shape to a strikingly long, smooth and floral-accented finish that shows outstanding energy and clarity. (JR) Inner quote mark (1/2013)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Very dark crimson. Opulent, fully ripe fruit with some minerality. Very juicy and taken to the limit. Dramatic wine! Lots of tannin and (just) enough acidity. This is definitely Cuvée Spéciale material, though at present it is quite inky on the finish. 18/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (12/2011)

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PLEASE NOTE: This product is offered as a complete case in original packaging. If the wines are going to be shipped upon arrival, the bottles will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles during shipping, with the empty case itself shipped separately on request. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact cases. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.

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Price: $750.00

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