2009 Les Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 94
  • IWC 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2009 Les Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes

RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, August 2010
The densest and most tannic of the barrel samples the 2009 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 80% Grenache 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that has 100% stem inclusion and is... The densest and most tannic of the barrel samples the 2009 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 80% Grenache 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that has 100% stem inclusion and is aged in large oak barrels and new demi-muids for 12 to 18 months. The wine sports loads of spicy Grenache fruit that's backed up by licorice and garrigue medium to full body and a structured firm long personality. This should be cellared for 3 to 5 years and then drunk over the following decade or longer.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Deep ruby. Heady aromas of raspberry preserves lavender and mocha with a spicy overtone. Juicy and deeply concentrated offering sappy red and dark berry flavors that become spicier with air. Dusty tannins add grip to the... Deep ruby. Heady aromas of raspberry preserves lavender and mocha with a spicy overtone. Juicy and deeply concentrated offering sappy red and dark berry flavors that become spicier with air. Dusty tannins add grip to the very long chewy penetrating finish. This youthful wine has barely budged since last year and appears to be built for the long haul.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
More refined polished and elegant the medium to full-bodied 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes possesses complex garrigue notes intermixed with black currant black cherry and raspberry as well as... More refined polished and elegant the medium to full-bodied 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes possesses complex garrigue notes intermixed with black currant black cherry and raspberry as well as licorice and seaweed wrapper (nori). Eighty percent Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from 92+ year-old vines this wine is delicious already and should continue to evolve for another 10-12 years.
JJB 93
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
80% grenache 10% syrah 10% mourvedre. Grapes were not destemmed. An attractive bouquet is initially closed but with aeration dark fruits intermingle with hints of grilled meat. The tannins are very fine and the long... 80% grenache 10% syrah 10% mourvedre. Grapes were not destemmed. An attractive bouquet is initially closed but with aeration dark fruits intermingle with hints of grilled meat. The tannins are very fine and the long finish is supple and soft. Moderately intense and concentrated dark fruits will unfurl with time.