Sign In

2018 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis

ITEM 8071275 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
tamar5 $95 $95
$95
Item Sold Amount Date
I8071275 1 $95 Jan 23, 2022
Front Item Photo

RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

Deep rose and violet notes are seamlessly joined to purple raspberries in a full-bodied wine that seems almost weightless on the palate. There's terrific inner-mouth perfume, near-ethereal tannins that support the wine's girth...finish tinged with star anise and black cherries...

97Jeb Dunnuck

...sensational bouquet of Provençal garrigue, ground pepper, spiced meat, and red and black fruits...full-bodied and has a beautifully layered, elegant texture, sweet tannins, and a gorgeous finish.

95Wine Spectator

This is a beauty, with a seductive display of Turkish coffee, singed alder, steeped plum and warmed anise aromas and flavors that move in unison, backed by a subtle garrigue note through the finish.

95Vinous / IWC

...expansive bouquet evokes ripe, spice-tinged red/blue fruits, potpourri and incense, and a smoky mineral nuance builds in the glass. Shows impressive depth and energy to the sappy black raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors, which are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Impressively lithe for its heft, finishing on a gently tannic note, with fine delineation and floral lift.

17Jancis Robinson

...all red fruit and earth on the nose, with attractive herbal complexity too. Pumped-up palate with full body, high alcohol but ultra-smooth tannins that provide good internal structure without imposing themselves. Moderate length with a savoury liquorice finish.

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.