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2017 Chapelle St. Theodoric Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Grand Pin

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March 3, 2024 - $66



96Jeb Dunnuck

...incredibly Provençal bouquet of spiced red fruits, dried flowers, cedary spice, and herbes de Provence. Showing the vintage’s sunny, sexy profile, it’s medium to full-bodied, has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish.

95The Wine Advocate

...cherry-and-herb aromas...lacy delicacy to this full-bodied wine's texture, supple, refined and elegant, nearly ethereal, yet with great persistence on the finish, folding in hints of Mexican chocolate and complex spice notes of coriander, star anise and clove.

94Vinous / IWC

Ripe raspberry, cherry and garrigue aromas are complemented by smoky mineral and exotic spice accents. Silky in texture and well-concentrated, offering juicy red berry preserve, bitter cherry and allspice flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Shows impressive depth as well as energy. The red fruit and spice notes carry through a very long, gently tannic finish that features a lingering botanical herb nuance.


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.