2010 Chimere Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • VN 95

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$1,955.00

In Stock: 1 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
Another amazing offering is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chimere a blend of 93% Mourvedre 5% Grenache and the rest white varietals. Packaged in a distinctive Italian glass bottle this inky/purple-colored 2010 exhibits... Another amazing offering is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chimere a blend of 93% Mourvedre 5% Grenache and the rest white varietals. Packaged in a distinctive Italian glass bottle this inky/purple-colored 2010 exhibits notes of blueberries charcoal roasted herbs and scorched earth. The complex aromas are followed by a full-bodied super intense young unevolved wine that was bottled April 26 2012 but still resembles a barrel sample. As the wine sits in the glass aromas of blueberries licorice and graphite emerge. While the tannins are sweet they are abundant. This remarkable effort came from one 300-liter foudre. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3 decades. By the way it is about 16% natural alcohol so it is actually less powerful than the 2011. Kudos to Manfred Krankl Pascal and Vincent Maurel and Philippe Cambie for this remarkable effort.
VN 95
Vinous, January 2012
(93-95 points) (93% mourvedre, 5% grenache and the rest a mix of the permitted white varieties, all from La Crau): Inky purple. Blackberry, blueberry and candied licorice on the expressive nose, with sexy Moroccan spice... (93-95 points) (93% mourvedre, 5% grenache and the rest a mix of the permitted white varieties, all from La Crau): Inky purple. Blackberry, blueberry and candied licorice on the expressive nose, with sexy Moroccan spice and floral notes that build with air. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit liqueur flavors expand with air and pick up spicecake and candied violet notes. The endless, sweet finish is lush and creamy and lingers with intense floral and licorice character. This is a new project of the Maurel brothers of Clos St. Jean, Sine Qua Non's Manfred Krankl and enologist Philippe Cambie and this is the first release. Subsequent wines bearing this name could come from Chateauneuf but there will "definitely be some wines made in California, maybe sooner, maybe later", Krankl told me. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork