2007 Durieu, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Lucile Avril

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2007 Durieu, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Lucile Avril

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah and Mourvedre the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Lucille Avril receives the same upbringing as the regular cuvee but is made from some of the estate's oldest vines. Even better... A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah and Mourvedre the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Lucille Avril receives the same upbringing as the regular cuvee but is made from some of the estate's oldest vines. Even better post-bottling its saturated ruby/purple color offers up notes of cassis jammy cherries smoke camphor licorice meat juices and roasted herbs. Full-bodied pure broad layered and exceptionally long and silky it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo! As noted in my last few reports on Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine Durieu has emerged as one of the up-and-coming stars of Chateauneuf du Pape although that is an expression used increasingly in this appellation where a young generation of men as well as a surprising number of women are exploiting the diverse terroirs and impressive percentage of old vines at a level never before seen.