Red

2001 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • BordeauxBuff wrote: 88 points

    September 17, 2015 - Some volatile acidity on the initial glass, which seemed to have went away over the course of the evening. Nice CDP, but does not stand up to others in its pedigree in this vintage.

    Just read other tasting notes on this wine. The unusual acidity seems consistent across the board on this wine. My bottle seemed to perform better after significant aeration.

  • catoelder Does not like this wine: 50 points

    February 4, 2014 - Very poor indeed. Bought 12 magnums of this in Feb 2006 from one of the most prestigious Wine stores in London. Opened first magnum in mid 2013, and it was fizzy, and bitter, and highly acidic.Waited to see if it would change- it did not. Next magnum we decanted, and it too was awful. Have opened 8 magnums to date and only 2 were drinkable.
    A complete waste of money.Wine was well stored in the same conditions as the rest of my cellar. Some prior comments on this site allude to problems with this wine if you read between the lines. I am more straightforward. Will not buy any Chapoutier wines again.

  • Anonymous Does not like this wine: 86 points

    December 24, 2012 - Disappointing. Not much going on. Flavors muted. I think it's over the hill.

  • danstrings wrote: 87 points

    December 8, 2012 - Good balsamy, brambly raspberry, loamy earth. A touch of a VA/chemical note brought it down some for me tho.

  • Eric wrote: 92 points

    April 3, 2012 - Mmm, peppery, spicy, structured and intense. This is a ripe young beast of a wine that is showing a ton of structure at this stage.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2003, IWC Issue #106 (link)

    (Maison Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer M. Chapoutier
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Croix de Bois
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 155 (57%)
  • Consumed 116 (43%)

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