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2009 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 95
  • WS 94
  • RR 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2009 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
There are 535 cases of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (100% Grenache from 110-year-old vines planted on the famed small rocks called Galets Roules). It is a classic Chateauneuf with lots of roasted herb... There are 535 cases of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (100% Grenache from 110-year-old vines planted on the famed small rocks called Galets Roules). It is a classic Chateauneuf with lots of roasted herb licorice cedar resiny pine forest kirsch liqueur and black raspberry characteristics. It possesses a deep plum/garnet color as well as full body 15+% natural alcohol and 15 years of drinkability.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
A lush, captivating, velvety style, with gorgeous mouthfeel to the layers of fig sauce, warm linzer torte and cassis. Hints of pastis, sweet toasty spice and licorice snap chime in the background for now, with a long... A lush, captivating, velvety style, with gorgeous mouthfeel to the layers of fig sauce, warm linzer torte and cassis. Hints of pastis, sweet toasty spice and licorice snap chime in the background for now, with a long finish. Should be a winner after cellaring brings this together. Best from 2014 through 2028. 535 cases made. –JM
RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
Almost as good and more deeply colored and upfront than the Barbe Rac the 2009 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois 100% Grenache that's aged all in tank for 14 to 16 months delivers loads of pure... Almost as good and more deeply colored and upfront than the Barbe Rac the 2009 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois 100% Grenache that's aged all in tank for 14 to 16 months delivers loads of pure blackberry raspberry mineral and garrigue full body a seamless lush texture and beautifully polished tannin on the finish. Showing the same overall elegant slant as the Barbe Roc this superb Châteauneuf-du-Pape should drink well for 10-12 years if not longer.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Vivid ruby. Compelling aromas of raspberry preserves, potpourri and blood orange, with a spicy overtone. Juicy and precise, offering palate-staining, deeply concentrated red fruit flavors that expand and gain spiciness... Vivid ruby. Compelling aromas of raspberry preserves, potpourri and blood orange, with a spicy overtone. Juicy and precise, offering palate-staining, deeply concentrated red fruit flavors that expand and gain spiciness with air. Finishes seamless and sweet, with intense lingering florality. Offers an impressive combination of depth and vivacity. - Josh Raynolds