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2019 Charbonniere Vv Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France


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  • 97 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 95 James Suckling -
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The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre) comes all from the stony, pebbly soils of La Crau and was brought up in tank and demi-muids. Ripe black cherry fruits, iodine, ground pepper, and bloody, meaty nuances all emerge on the nose, and it's full-bodied, with a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a rock star of a finish. It's just a brilliant, elegant, pure, lengthy wine that does everything right. Drink this classic, traditional, structured wine over the coming two decades.

95 James Suckling -

Although this is still a bit closed, the pomegranate and sour-cherry aromas are delightful and the hints of coffee, tobacco leaf and cigar box add complexity. Rich and concentrated, but very focused. Huge tannin structure, but beautifully crafted and the wine glides over your palate. Long, youthful finish. From the La Crau site, this is a blend of grenache from 70-year-old vines and mourvedre. Drinkable now, but best from 2024

Product Detail

Item # 134659
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape

97 - Jeb Dunnuck -

95 - James Suckling -

Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750mL
Closure N/A
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint