2008 Hillaire, Domaine Olivier Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Grenache
  • 750ML
  • RR 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2008 Hillaire, Domaine Olivier Chateauneuf du Pape

RR 90
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, August 2010
Smooth and supple but with a traditional classic feel the 2008 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape a blend of 80% Grenache 10% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault sports a semi-transparent ruby red color as well... Smooth and supple but with a traditional classic feel the 2008 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape a blend of 80% Grenache 10% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault sports a semi-transparent ruby red color as well as garrigue and spice dominated aromatics. Sweet cherry touches of licorice saddle leather white pepper and earth come through with air and while not terribly intense at the moment I like the complexity and it keeps me coming back for another sniff. The palate is medium bodied with sweet fruit a light deft texture good acidity and a chewy savory finish. Drink this excellent very drinkable wine over the next 10 to 12 years.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of strawberry raspberry and spicecake with a note of dried rose adding complexity. Tangy sharply focused red fruit flavors stain the palate with a kick of tangy blood orange providing even more... Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of strawberry raspberry and spicecake with a note of dried rose adding complexity. Tangy sharply focused red fruit flavors stain the palate with a kick of tangy blood orange providing even more lift. This graceful and fine-grained wine boasts very good upfront appeal but also has the balance to ensure at least a few years of positive evolution in bottle. -JR