2009 Hillaire, Domaine Olivier Chateauneuf du Pape Petits Pieds d'Armand

  • Grenache
  • 750ML
  • New
  • RR 95
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2009 Hillaire, Domaine Olivier Chateauneuf du Pape Petits Pieds d'Armand

RR 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2012
A brilliant testament to old-vine Grenache the 2009 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand is 100% Grenache from vines planted in 1899 and comes from a small plot of sandy soils located in... A brilliant testament to old-vine Grenache the 2009 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand is 100% Grenache from vines planted in 1899 and comes from a small plot of sandy soils located in the famed La Crau plateau. Aged primarily in demi-muid it boasts a fantastically perfumed sweet bouquet of kirsch and raspberry liqueur like qualities that are supported by strawberry licorice spice cake and crushed rock like minerality. This is upfront and exuberantly ripe yet there's nothing roasted or over the top and it displays awesome freshness and focus on the palate. Medium to full-bodied and elegant with a silky texture and with loads of sweet fruit this awesome Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a joy to drink now yet should evolve gracefully and drink well for 15+ years.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
I was blown away by how favorably the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand had evolved. Last year I indicated it was still fermenting and now that it is in bottle it is one heck of a wine that took 18 months... I was blown away by how favorably the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand had evolved. Last year I indicated it was still fermenting and now that it is in bottle it is one heck of a wine that took 18 months to ferment dry. Dense kirsch fig plum and prune notes are followed by a wine with stunning full-bodied richness an unctuous texture abundant lavender spice box earth and Christmas fruitcake characteristics and a massively fruity gorgeous finish. It is one of the great examples of Grenache from this vintage. Consume it over the next 10-15 years.
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
100% grenache. Aged in 400 liter barriques from fruit grown in the southern portion of the Le Crau lieu-dit. This classic rich grenache shows explosive fruit on the palate-ripe but not over the top- thanks to acids adding... 100% grenache. Aged in 400 liter barriques from fruit grown in the southern portion of the Le Crau lieu-dit. This classic rich grenache shows explosive fruit on the palate-ripe but not over the top- thanks to acids adding freshness and elegance to this thickly textured cuvée. Juicy and round concentrated fruit on the backpalate makes way for a long lingering finish marked by very fine tannins.