2007 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2007 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
A 100% Grenache cuvee from the sandy soils of a 106-year-old biodynamically farmed La Crau vineyard and aged in both foudre and tank the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale is amazing. Abundant notes of melted... A 100% Grenache cuvee from the sandy soils of a 106-year-old biodynamically farmed La Crau vineyard and aged in both foudre and tank the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale is amazing. Abundant notes of melted licorice kirsch liqueur and flowers is followed by a full-bodied seamlessly constructed wine with sensational purity texture depth and length. The bad news is there are only 2000 bottles. This 2007 should drink well for two decades or more.Michel Tardieu assisted by the brilliant oenologist Philippe Cambie has fashioned gorgeous low-end Cotes du Rhones that merit serious attention.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2009
This is gorgeous with wood spice and tobacco notes leading the way for a massive core of black Mission fig and warm currant preserve flavors. This has the opulent fruit of the vintage but maintains an edgy minerality as... This is gorgeous with wood spice and tobacco notes leading the way for a massive core of black Mission fig and warm currant preserve flavors. This has the opulent fruit of the vintage but maintains an edgy minerality as well. The long finish ripples with lavender and black tea. Grenache. Best from 2010 through 2023. 1250 cases made. -JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2009
($85; 100% grenache from La Crau) Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed bouquet of red and dark berry preserves flowers fruit pit and sassafras. Sweet palate-staining black raspberry and mulberry flavors are framed by velvety... ($85; 100% grenache from La Crau) Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed bouquet of red and dark berry preserves flowers fruit pit and sassafras. Sweet palate-staining black raspberry and mulberry flavors are framed by velvety tannins and become spicier and more energetic on the back end. Big and gripping but surprisingly graceful wine with very good finishing lift and precision. This saw no new oak.