2006 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape la Bernardine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 92
  • WA 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator, November 2008
A nice polished style. Rounded tannins surround a juicy core of raspberry ganache plum and cassis flavors that lead to a long spice-filled finish. Drink now through 2023. 1200 cases imported.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape La Bernardine's dark ruby/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of sweet cassis smoky black cherries roasted herbs and spice. This medium to full-bodied supple-textured 2006 is best... The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape La Bernardine's dark ruby/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of sweet cassis smoky black cherries roasted herbs and spice. This medium to full-bodied supple-textured 2006 is best drunk over the next 8-10 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2006

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.