1995 Domaine de Marcoux "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf du Pape

SKU #160138

One of the best wines we've ever tasted from Domaine de Marcoux. 92 points Robert Parker: "The 1995 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is another blockbuster wine that represents the essence of old vine Chateauneuf du Pape. The grapes are harvested when very ripe, with an element of what the French call sur-maturitie, which translates to 'over-ripeness.' In English, this has a negative connotation, but in the French language, it is used in a positive sense. The 1995 appears to be the greatest Cuvee Vieilles Vignes since the monumental 1990. The opaque purple color is followed by aromas of licorice, jammy cassis, spicy underbrush, and a suggestion of white flowers. An extremely rich, full-bodied Chateauneuf with fabulously concentrated flavors that taste akin to a liquid skyscraper on the palate, this is a stupendous example of Chateauneuf du Pape that is remarkably well-balanced despite its massive size. This wine's thick, almost excessive richness nearly obscures its formidable tannin and structure."


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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