2006 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2006 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2009
($90) Very pure and driven with a great beam of macerated red currant fruit laced with licorice raspberry bittersweet cocoa and incense notes that extend through the long mouthwatering finish. Very rich but offers... ($90) Very pure and driven with a great beam of macerated red currant fruit laced with licorice raspberry bittersweet cocoa and incense notes that extend through the long mouthwatering finish. Very rich but offers admirable precision. Drink now through 2022. 861 cases made.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2009
($90) Bright red. Highly perfumed nose offers raspberry lavender pungent herbs and minerals. Enticingly fresh and sweet with deep but lively red berry preserve flavors and tangy minerality. With its excellent finishing... ($90) Bright red. Highly perfumed nose offers raspberry lavender pungent herbs and minerals. Enticingly fresh and sweet with deep but lively red berry preserve flavors and tangy minerality. With its excellent finishing lift and persistence this reminded me a lot of pinot noir.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois reveals an intense Provencal herb character as well as peppery roasted meat garrigue and kirsch liqueur notes full body good richness and a long finish. Chapoutier's single... The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois reveals an intense Provencal herb character as well as peppery roasted meat garrigue and kirsch liqueur notes full body good richness and a long finish. Chapoutier's single vineyard Chateauneuf du Papes represent two different areas of the appellation with the Croix de Bois coming from the eastern sector in the Bedarrides region. Chapoutier has adjusted the manner in which he ages these cuvees as they are now completely aged in tank. Yields for this offering (made from 100+-year-old Grenache vines in the Galets Roulets area) are typically less than .5 tons of fruit per acre. Both the Barbe Rac and Croix de Bois are 100% Grenache.
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, September 2009
A beautiful deep burgundy color in the glass. The nose is intense filled with cedar spice licorice black cherry and pepper. It fills the nose and shows layers of aroma inviting one to swirl and sniff over and over. I... A beautiful deep burgundy color in the glass. The nose is intense filled with cedar spice licorice black cherry and pepper. It fills the nose and shows layers of aroma inviting one to swirl and sniff over and over. I hardly wanted to put it in my mouth the aroma was so complex and inviting. In the mouth it is full-bodied without being overbearing. Medium tannins provide structure and help carry along an elegant balance between the fruit and acidity. The finish is still somewhat tight indicating this wine should have decades of life ahead of it. A spectacular effort.