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2017 Domaine Jean Royer Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Prestige

ITEM 7980212 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
casre $30 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I7980212 1 $30 Oct 24, 2021
I7925548 1 $31 Aug 22, 2021
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95-96Vinous / IWC

Mineral-accented raspberry, cherry liqueur and garrigue aromas are complicated by subtle game and incense nuances. Silky, focused and alluringly sweet, offering pliant red and blue fruit preserve, spicecake and floral pastille flavors... Finishes sappy, sweet and extremely long, with suave, well-knit tannins and resonating floral and spice notes.

92-94Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of black cherries, earth, peppery herbs, and graphite notes...medium to full-bodied, has ripe tannins, and plenty of length...character-filled, expressive wine...

16Jancis Robinson


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.