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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Chateauneuf Du Pape’s Of 2010

 

DSCF0234 thumb CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Chateauneuf Du Pape’s Of 2010                                              DSCF0235 thumb CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top Chateauneuf Du Pape’s Of 2010

 

Chateau de Beaucastel-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-Rhone-France-1999-$50 (Release price)-A nose of dark fruit and some spice,  dark ruby in color.     Blackberry, cassis, some roasted spice, a little tired but smooth, elegant.                   RP-91              WS-90                CR-89                 Good with ribs, cheese, salads.

Jean-Pierre Boisson-Chateauneuf Du Pape-Elisabeth Chambellan-Vieilles Vignes-France-2007-$21.99-A juicy nose of currants, medium ruby in color.  I hate to admit, but this is the first full bottle of a CDP I have tried, mostly had sampled at a wine tasting event, but with the recession these are now affordable.  A delicate, smooth, red currants, minerals, light pepper, vanilla, very good.             NR                CR-91                 Good alone or with chicken, Chinese food, salads.

Patrick Lesec Selections-Galets Blonds-Chateauneuf Du Pape-France-2006-$29.99-A nose of earth and funk, needs long decant, dark amber in color.   Medium to full bodied with cassis, black cherry, licorice and pepper, I am guessing that I should have waited a few more years to drink as I did not find it all that enjoyable.                     RP-93               CR-88                Good with meats, chicken, cheeses.

Domaine Pontifical-Francois Laget-Chateauneuf-Du-Pape-France-2007-$21.99-A nose of earthy spice and dark fruit, dark ruby in color.  A smooth medium to full bodied CDP, blackberry, currants, licorice and pepper and spice, a very good QPR.                     RP-90-92               WS-91                 CR-90                     Good with meats, chicken, pasta.  

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