Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2012
AVAILABLE IN 750ML BOTTLES
Alexandre Favier is regarded as making some of the finest Chateauneuf du Pape wines available and this Vieilles Vignes (Old Vines) shows why.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Grenache Blend
Wine Style: Grenache Blends
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Standard Drinks: 8.9
Region of Origin: Southern Rhone
Country of Origin: France
"A step up over the traditional cuvee, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all destemmed, that was aged 60% in demi-muid and 40% in tank. One of the more voluptuous, textured and layered efforts, it offers fabulous minerality in its crushed rock, ground herbs, mulled blackberry and kirsch-driven aromas and flavors. It has a rocking core of sweet fruit, integrated acidity and plenty of tannin, all of which say it’s going to have a long life. (JD)"
-93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 2014)-
"Opaque ruby. Mineral-accented cherry, red currant and licorice scents are complemented by a deeper suggestion of dark chocolate. Stains the palate with hefty red and dark berry flavors complicated by vanilla and bitter chocolate notes. Smoothly melds power and vivacity, finishing on a gently tannic note, with strong lingering spiciness. (JR)"
-92 points, Antonio Galloni (April 2015)-
"A fresh, silky, open-knit style, with friendly plum coulis, currant paste and red licorice notes that run through the medium-weight, spice-tinged finish."
-Wine Spectator (Sep 2014)-