2009 Vignobles Mayard Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau de ma Mère La Crau

Red Rhone Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • PhilJ wrote: (89 points)

    January 23, 2015 - Kirsch laden, rich and dense wine. Alcohol not overpowering but noticable. Slightly porty.

  • rpk99 wrote: (86 points)

    January 11, 2015 - nice nose, clean deep black fruit. initial flavor is harsh / unpleasant, yeasty, this is on a pop and pour, definitely needs air but I do not see it recovering to anything special.

  • Kraigers1 wrote: (91 points)

    March 30, 2014 - Solid wine. Drinking nicely, but should age. Balanced, fruity. Grenache hits quickly, but Syrah takes over after letting it breathe a bit.

  • ucbeau wrote: (84 points)

    December 14, 2012 - Big and fruity. On the nose, raspberries and white pepper galore. The palate shows both of those with the intense raspberry preserve flavor dominating. Some slight imbalance too, because the alcohol was showing up a lot on the finish. I wished for more balance, structure, and a cleaner finish.

  • campingfleurie wrote: (90 points)

    May 12, 2012 - The most enjoyable '09 S Rhone I've had, but also the last straw - even this old-vine, usually-thoughtful cuvee contains too many over-ripe flavours. Black cherry to mulberry jam, seaweed (always present in this cuvee - v nice), raisins, honey, sausage-meat and Port in the aroma. Enters with a real rush - sweet and slippery; glycerine a go go. Serious Port in the finish; in terms of all of weight, flavour and flow. The flavours were distinctly bright, so there was faint freshness somehow built in. [Edit: a few weeks later it came to me that the 'somehow' of the fruit vitality was probably more about v low sulphur, rather than acidity.] But overall merely a bundle of laughs - nothing too serious. Half the bottle left 'til next day was much quieter, with a distinct brown-sugar note of over-ripe decline. 90-91 on day 1. 90.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/19/2010 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vignobles Mayard
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation La Crau de ma Mère
  • Vineyard La Crau
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (3%)
  • In Cellars 151 (72%)
  • Consumed 51 (24%)

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