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2014 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes

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August 20, 2023 - $36



92The Wine Advocate

...classic, traditional wine that has lots of peppery herbs, leather, graphite and caramelized cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors. Nicely balanced, with sweet tannin and impressive mid-palate depth...

92-94Vinous / IWC

High-pitched, mineral-tinged raspberry and cherry scents are complemented by suggestions of candied flowers and peppery spices. Silky, sweet and sharply focused, offering intense black raspberry, blueberry and floral pastille flavors and a subtle touch of bitter cherry pit. Manages to be both powerful and lithe, finishing with sneaky tannins and outstanding, floral-driven persistence.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Big and round and opulent with light tannins. Lots of sweetness and flattery...delivers one heck of a lot of pleasure.


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.