2009 Solitude, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • VN 93

Reviews for 2009 Solitude, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza

RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
The 2009 Domaine de la Solitude (Lançon Père et Fils) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Cornelia Constanza is 100% Grenache that comes all from sandy soils and is aged mostly in concrete but with 10% of the blend in new oak... The 2009 Domaine de la Solitude (Lançon Père et Fils) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Cornelia Constanza is 100% Grenache that comes all from sandy soils and is aged mostly in concrete but with 10% of the blend in new oak. Showing a lighter red transparent color as well as gorgeously perfumed aromatics of kirsch strawberry sweet spice fresh flowers and licorice the wine is full-bodied on the palate and possesses a voluptuous yet elegant texture sweet fruit good acidity and silky ripe tannin on the finish. This needs 1-3 years of bottle age and it should drink beautifully for 12-15 years. 94+
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The lightest in color is the medium ruby-hued 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza a sumptuous sexy cuvee that comes from 85-year-old vines. Made from 100% Grenache it is aged primarily in tank with about 10% of... The lightest in color is the medium ruby-hued 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza a sumptuous sexy cuvee that comes from 85-year-old vines. Made from 100% Grenache it is aged primarily in tank with about 10% of the Grenache put in small oak. The 2007 and 2005 Cornelia Constanza are out of this world and the 2009 ranks slightly behind those two offerings. Gorgeously sweet kirsch licorice raspberry and strawberry fruit notes jump from the glass of this medium ruby-colored beauty. Full-bodied round and relatively light on its feet for its high level of glycerin and 15+% alcohol it is drinking well now and should continue to do so over the next decade.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
A silky, perfumy style, with mulled raspberry and cherry fruit laced with shiso leaf, sandalwood and iron notes, followed by a long, graceful finish that has good latent grip. This seems rather restrained for now, but has... A silky, perfumy style, with mulled raspberry and cherry fruit laced with shiso leaf, sandalwood and iron notes, followed by a long, graceful finish that has good latent grip. This seems rather restrained for now, but has the balance to age nicely, with the fruit really echoing through the finish, which bodes well for cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2028. – JM
VN 93
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2012
Deep ruby. Dark berries, lavender and sassafras on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, bright and nicely delineated, with intense, sappy flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry, licorice and spices. Supple and fruity but... Deep ruby. Dark berries, lavender and sassafras on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, bright and nicely delineated, with intense, sappy flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry, licorice and spices. Supple and fruity but also refreshingly dry, finishing with impressive fclarity and grip. I suspect that this wine will age very well. -- Josh Raynolds