Red

1978 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 1998 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • djlevin Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 9, 2018 - Wine Tasting with Wine Collector's Group (Tempe, AZ): Beautiful nose of fresh strawberry. Barely fruit-forward with fresh sweet strawberry on the palate, an earthy mid-palate and a medium length sour strawberry finish. Medium acidity and low tannins. As a 1978 CdP this was special. Having a soft texture with a fair amount of acidity and tannins, this expressed the best of the region in an aged format. I could drink this wine all night. Finishing the bottle was a definite disappointment. Complex, fruit-forward, soft wine, still with enough structure... if every wine I aged in my cellar turned out like this, I would be laying everything down. This was a wine worth waiting for. Who knew CdPs could last 40 years!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paul Jaboulet Aîné
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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  • In Cellars 2 (50%)
  • Consumed 2 (50%)

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