2017 Chapelle St. Theodoric Châteauneuf-du-Pape le Grand Pin

Grenache Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Collector1855 wrote: 95 points

    December 21, 2020 - During a year end dinner. We tried this as we heard that they make a Rayas style CdP. While it was not evident from an aromatic point of view, since the wines were too young, we could confirm that there is airiness in these wines like you see with Rayas. The 2017 Guigasse, 93pt, was the lightest, showing lots of ripe red fruit with some garrigue, a bit simple a this stage but with good potential. The 2017 Le Grand Pin had more structure, some dark fruits as well and was the favorite at the table 95pt.

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: 93 points

    July 28, 2020 - WEA Chapelle St. Theodric Zoom tasting. Drank in Gabriel Standart.
    Appearance is clear, pale intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium intensity, with aromas of garrigue, all-spice, deep red cherries, stony minerals, and am I imagining sandy topsoil earth? Developing.
    On the palate, dry, high aciidty, super soft silky tannins, medium+ alcohol (13.5%), full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of dried raspberry, pomegranate, ripe deep red cherries, leather, white pepper, sweet red kirsch cherry liqueur, red licorice, deeper buried all-spice. Long finish.
    Very good quality. Feels somewhat shy at the moment and may need more age to flesh out more. Maybe another 3 years.
    100% Grenache. Pure sandy soil.

  • Nipperu wrote: 91 points

    July 28, 2020 - clear medium ruby

    Not as giving on the nose
    Juicy ripe plums
    Spice, menthol

    Med tannins
    Med body
    Med acid
    Med alcohol
    Med- finish

    Drinks like a grenache

    Not as tightly structured, open and accessible now on the palate. Nose still closed.

  • viniferatu Likes this wine:

    May 13, 2020 - Spice bomb, but quite elegant. I am a total snob, I'm sorry, but I really don't like most CdP. This is pretty spectacular, however, and I bet I would really love it in 5 to 10. Right now it is full of red and black cherry notes, some prune and redcurrant, a little bit of strawberry jam, and tons, just TONS, of spice. Cola, nutmeg, allspice, clove, anise, white pepper.... it is not heavy, but there's a spicy and warm feeling that one must attribute to elevated alcohol. Quite fresh for Châteauneuf, it is easy to drink despite its strength, and there are subtle meaty and vegetal notes that provide welcome contrast to the wealth of sweet spice and fruit notes. I would save bottles, waiting for more savory notes to develop, expecting that to happen in 5+ years. I would also plan to serve it with food, as it is a bit much on its own, for me anyway.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    September 21, 2019 - Earthy, smoky red fruits and garrigue open the nose. On the palate the wine is soft, polished sweet and juicy with a refined , polished and freshness. The wine is made using 100% old vine Grenache.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    7/28/2020 (link)

    (Chapelle St Theodoric, Le Grand Pin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Southern Rhône Part 1: The 2017s From bottle and 2018s From Barrel, 8/16/2019 (link)

    (Chapelle Saint Theodoric Chateauneuf Du Pape Le Grand Pin) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Hemming MW
    10/17/2018 (link)

    (Dom de Cristia, Le Grand Pin Chapelle St Theodoric Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    LE MILLÉSIME… The 2016s from the Southern Rhône (Part 1), 8/28/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chapelle St. Theodoric
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation le Grand Pin
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (18%)
  • In Cellars 96 (68%)
  • Consumed 20 (14%)

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