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2011 Domaine Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Sables De La Crau

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March 24, 2024 - $27



92Wine Spectator

Displays lovely perfume, with a warm strawberry coulis note leading the way, followed by silky cherry, singed vanilla bean and bergamot flavors. A shiso leaf accent echoes through the finish.

90The Wine Advocate

Showing outstanding purity, with sweet black cherry, new leather, toast and licorice, this medium-bodied, supple and overall elegant effort has fine tannin and a sexy, hard to resist profile.

90-92Vinous / IWC

High-pitched, sexy red berry and floral aromas are complicated by Asian spice and mineral notes. Silky and sweet, with impressive clarity to its raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Pinot-like in its delicacy and focus, with strong finishing cut and silky tannins adding shape.

90-93Jeb Dunnuck

...copious amounts of kirsch, red licorice, smoked meats, assorted floral characteristics, and sappy garrigue on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, supple, polished, and with masses of fine tannin and a heady finish...

15.5Jancis 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.