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2010 Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf-du-Pape Roc-Epine

Light capsule condition issue

ITEM 7955516 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
parkerwh… $38 $38
PiFY $37 $0
Hawkeye7… $36 $0
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7955516 1 $38 Sep 19, 2021
I7945628 2 $35 Sep 12, 2021
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RATINGS

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...a sexy Chateauneuf filled with sumptuous black currant, black cherry and raspberry flavors interwoven with garrigue, licorice and roasted Provencal herbs.

92Wine Spectator

This delivers a delicious core of plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit, studded with licorice, fruitcake and roasted fig notes.

90Vinous / IWC

Red berry compote and cherry pit on the pungent, spice-accented nose. Chewy and sharply focused, offering intense redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of dark chocolate.

18Jancis Robinson

Intense, exciting nose. Very rich and vibrant. Good balance.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.