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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Febuary 2004, IWC Issue #112, (See more on Vinous...)

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


  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2003, IWC Issue #106, (See more on Vinous...)

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


  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/14/2008, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (Chante le Merle BOSQUET) Rhone Magnum

    Dear Friends,

    Just confirmed, more surprises from our new stash of Rhones - a beautiful parcel of magnums directly from the source. If you are looking for old-school impact and layers of flavor waiting to gain kirsch-laced complexity, this is your treat.

    Closing in on their 6th generation of winemakers, the Boiron’s continue to put out some of CdPs greatest wines with little or no attention - just how they want it. The 2001 Chante Le Merle is another example set to age like a classic late 1970s example of Chateauneuf du Pape and it would not surprise me if it turns out to be one of the best wines of a great vintage. Like the 2004, this wine is not about oak or overdone, pumped up fruit - this is about classicism and the heavenly blood-like sap that only old-vine Grenache from this area can provide (with an important percentage of Syrah et al). If you are looking for an affordable alternative to the ultimate classic expressions like Rayas, in large format, this is really going to be something at a future important event in 2020 and beyond. If you have a special birth year as 2001, this would be a very good wine to put away for a 21st birthday and the cost is more than reasonable for a magnum:


    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY with perfect provenance directly from the source

    2001 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape “Chante Le Merle” Vieilles Vignes 1.5lt

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Seattle, WA


  • By Richard Jennings
    1/3/2004, (See more on 92 points

    (Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes) Subtle berry nose; good CdP, beefy palate, with good grip; medium finish 92+ pts.

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