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Community Tasting Notes (18) Avg Score: 93.2 points

  • FW-BYOB-HT#2: ¤FW - Undoubtedly a big wine, but for me the alcohol is not yet integrated enough to warrant any high points.

    Nose is not at all closed though, with lots of ripe fruit, prunes, apples, almost fermenting fruit. There is some slight of notes here as well, not defects but funky stuff. VA, rubber, potato peels and cardboard. On top of this there is a bunch of very foody, meaty stuff with ginger taking the lead. Complex nose to say the least.

    Palate is brimming with fruit, but a decent acidity holds it in place. Full bodied, with a high intensity and good length. But as I said initially there is too much alcohol here, and it rears its ugly face both as a very warm and sweet fruity finish and as a somewhat sticky aroma.

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  • Superb, but so young! Complex floral nose with some citrus and spices. Potent and big. Great balance, expecially considering its ABV... Tanninc, dark fruits and spices on the palate. Hold for 5+

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  • Just an incredible wine. One of the best ChnP's I've had in sometime. Just amazing freshness of fruit and long finish.
    I don't my one other bottle makes it to old age!

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  • What a wine! Especially at this early age.

    See: Deep ruby, with purple tinges (m+)

    Smell: Fully loaded and expressive even when just opened. Bay leaf, gaeta olive, dried strawberry, red currant jelly, grilled meat, black and red licorice, dried porcini, fruitcake, cocoa.

    Taste: Full bodied and curvy, with m/m- acidity, m tannin (soft, ripe and already integrated into the flesh). Great concentration and midpalate density. It is both powerful and finessed, with a long finish that is dominated by raspberry, meat and spice notes. Gorgeous!

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  • This is a big, still quite tannic, tour de force which is somehow approachable even at this very young age. It speaks both to the winemaker and the impressive vintage. The speed at which this case is disappearing is an endorsement as this wine probably has 20+ years ahead to flourish.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2013, IWC Issue #166, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2012, IWC Issue #160, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/26/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes) Barrel sample - dark ruby color; intriguing, tart cherry, garrigue nose; tasty, tight, tart cherry, tart berry, garrigue, mineral palate with good acidity; needs 7 years; medium-plus finish (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre)

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