Chateauneuf du Pape Dinner

Restaurant Atelier, Glebe Point Road, Sydney
Tasted Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by chatters with 280 views

Introduction

Dinner organised by Annandale and Five Way Cellars to try the wines of Chateau Mont-Redon.

Flight 1 - On entry (1 Note)

Not fussed by this one...

Flight 2 - White bracket one (3 Notes)

Matched to Raw Yellow Fin Tuna with seared Veal Loin, Yuzu & White Soy Dressing, Pickled Pine Mushrooms.

the Mont Redon Blanc Cotes du Rhone came the closest to a true match.

For pure drinking the Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape blanc was may favourite

  • 2011 Château Riotor Côtes de Provence

    France, Provence, Côtes de Provence

    Lemon coloured, slight peach aromas underpinned by some herbal notes. Also touches of fennel. In the mouth the wine is dry with citrus and peach notes, slight white pepper and an aniseed note.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2010 Château Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône Blanc

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône

    Lemon coloured, apricot and ginger spice. In the mouth the wine has slight front of mouth phenolic grip, flavours of apricot and spice. Okay.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2010 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Lemon coloured, yoghurt, lees, oak, clove, savoury herbs, slight fruit that slowly came to the fore over time. In the mouth the stone fruit is more prevalent and accompanied by marzipan and slight alcohol warmth. The body is well structured and the wine is viscous and mouth coating, the finish long. Lovely but still a pup.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

Flight 3 - First red flight (3 Notes)

Smoked Milly Hill Lamb Rump, Baby Turnips & Radish, Broccolini, Sweet Corn Puree

Everything kind of worked with this. The structure of the CndP was very good, and the funkiness of the Cotes du Rhone also worked. The Lirac was a bit more new world but still worked okay.

  • 2009 Château Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône

    Ruby coloured, farmyard, bacon fat, slight red fruit, in the mouth leather, farmyard, slight red fruit again, tannic grip on tongue, some slight herbs. Bit funky but not a problem for me.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2009 Château Mont-Redon Lirac

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Lirac

    Deep ruby coloured, some rather obvious oak on the nose - vanilla, caramel and spice, red fruit - cherry and berry. In the mouth more caramel, red fruit but no hint of residual sugar, dry and the beginnings of very slight leathery notes

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 2010 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    ruby coloured, black pepper, red berry fruit, cream, slight vanilla, spice, and slight farmyard funk and herbiness. In the mouth the wine is spice and tannic grip with a touch of alcohol warmth to usher in the red fruit. Abundance of structure to boot. very nice.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

Flight 4 - Second red flight (3 Notes)

Roasted Partridge, Cured Pork Belly, Charred Cos, Swede Puree

The 2000 was not good - riddled with volatile acidity - which was a great pity and, as they only had a single jeroboam there wasn't really any way back.

the 81 and the 71, especially the latter, worked really well with the food and still had enough stuffing to stand up to, for instance, the cured pork belly.

  • 2000 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    (Served from Jeroboam) Ruby coloured, slight VA, cedar, leather, autumn leaves. Medium plus tannin, slightly spirituous and alcoholically warm. Over time the VA becomes more pronounced

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 1981 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    (Served from magnum) Garnet coloured, aromas of cedar, leather, touches of sandalwood, clove. Medium plus acidity and tannin., leather the ghost of some cherry and berry notes and a hint of biscuit

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

  • 1971 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    (Served from magnum) Medium minus intensity garnet tending to tawny, slight musty, yeast extract, red currant, meaty, oxidised element, slightly spirituous, leather, spice, bacon fat…glorious despite not being a particularly prestigious vintage.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

Flight 5 - Pudding (1 Note)

Creme Caramel - but with a soft caramel topping rather than a fired glaze.

The Marc didn't really work with this unfortunately...a simple cheese platter might have been better or even tarte tatin...

Closing

Very good tasting. Had a chat to the winemaker which was nice - he mentioned that, wherever possible, they like to co-ferment everything which struck me as rather interesting. The wines were pretty good as well.

Over here it's very rare to get an opportunity to try wines this old so this was a real treat.

×
×