2006 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Galets Blonds

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2010 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 131

  • StainedGlass wrote: 88 points

    July 19, 2021 - Classic CdP profile (earth red and purple fruit, leather) but not particularly complex. Good value for a CdP. Drink now.

  • LotionInTheBasket Likes this wine:

    May 9, 2021 - Wanted something more mature and got it. This drinks well. 3 hour decant. Garnet you can't see through and it somehow looks and swirls lighter. Nose is stewed red fruits, rhubarb on a tart note, anise, licorice, vanilla, some all spice. Front hits with a blend of red fruits, Raspberry being what I get most, slight cherry. Mature fruit, pie material, well integrated. Acidity {medium+} kicks in headed towards mid and potent, nice woody funk, griippy tannins underlying dried red florals coming to the table. Great textural transitions and nuances. You can pull on a lot of fun threads with this wine. Finish lingers nicely and I find it super satisfying, I can take a nice breather between sips; think on it. May not be firing on all its younger cylinders, its all OK, it has a whole bunch of fun things to enjoy and dissect. Can't lose for the money. Time, will also not let this become a long term science project. Enjoy in the best term and should not disappoint.

  • Rich S wrote: 87 points

    August 19, 2020 - Decanted for sediment. Light garnet color. Nose of cherry cough drop, licorice, slightly stewed/baked red fruits. Similar flavors on the palate with a definite cough drop and licorice note on the back end. Medium- acid, medium+ tannin with a bit of heat on the finish. Probably would have been better a few years ago so I would drink up if holding any.

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  • Winiac wrote: 89 points

    May 13, 2020 - The flavors lack focus but the wine is well structured,and aged well.

  • DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 12, 2020 - For some odd reason, it felt a bit more tannic than two years ago. Fruit is still intact. Very fresh. Alcohol in check. If you have any left, decant or lie down for a couple of years. Good bottle, just needs some air.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

    (Patrick Lesec Selections Chateauneuf du Pape Galets Blonds) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Thanksgiving Wine Episode, Episode #955, 11/24/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Patrickl Lesec Les Galets Blonds Chateauneuf du Pape) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-some big chalkiness; cranberries; a little creaminess; and some sour cherry; very aggressive as "you can smell the tannins"; a little gaminess; beautiful sour cherries coming through; perfumed; very clean and very focused nose; PALATE-there's a big mouthfeel; very aggressive tannin on the back-end; this is a very big wine (should decant); the sour cherry and cranberry is dominating this wine; a little floral and gamey action as well; this is a very serious and complete wine; quite sensational and spectacular for $38 bones; JR-92/94; RP-93; GV-93

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Patrick Lesec
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Les Galets Blonds
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Code 3760072923009

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  • In Cellars 547 (44%)
  • Consumed 686 (56%)

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