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2007 Villeneuve, Domaine de Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA94
  • WS92

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WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
This estate did not offer their 2008 for tasting, but they have hit the bull's eye with their brilliant 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in old barrels, this blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, and... This estate did not offer their 2008 for tasting, but they have hit the bull's eye with their brilliant 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in old barrels, this blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, and the white grape Clairette is made from vines that average 65 years of age (some are over 100 years). This dense ruby/purple-hued offering smells like the essence of raspberry jam intermixed with boysenberries and blueberries. Exceptionally pure, with a layered mouthfeel and sweet tannin, this is undeniably the finest wine made by Proprietor Stanislas Wallut since he purchased Domaine de Villeneuve in 1992. The great oenologist Philippe Cambie consults at this biodynamically farmed property (over 75% of Cambie's Chateauneuf du Pape clients are biodynamically farmed vineyards - an impressive statistic). This 2007, which was bottled unfiltered, should drink beautifully for 15-20 years. It is undeniably a big-time sleeper of the vintage.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2010
Displays flashy ripeness, with boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit tumbling over itself, backed by extra notes of linzer torte, ganache, fruitcake and pastis. Lush, long and driven, with a beautiful range of... Displays flashy ripeness, with boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit tumbling over itself, backed by extra notes of linzer torte, ganache, fruitcake and pastis. Lush, long and driven, with a beautiful range of fruit. Accessible now, but should develop further with cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 2,200 cases made. -JM

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