2010 Les Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • IWC 95
  • RR 95
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2010 Les Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from the same parcels as the 2011. The wine is aged primarily in foudres with small... The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre from the same parcels as the 2011. The wine is aged primarily in foudres with small percentages of the Syrah and Mourvedre kept in new 600-liter demi-muids. A spectacular effort it displays a confit of camphor blueberries blackberries black raspberries lavender and other floral notes. This full-bodied massive Chateauneuf du Pape is remarkably light on its feet despite what must be 15+% alcohol. Incredibly pure and remarkably intense this is a tour de force from Nicolas Boiron. It should drink well for two decades.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2013
Inky ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of raspberry and cherry liqueur, sandalwood, potpourri and woodsmoke. Intensely spicy and precise on the palate, which offers juicy red fruit flavors and... Inky ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of raspberry and cherry liqueur, sandalwood, potpourri and woodsmoke. Intensely spicy and precise on the palate, which offers juicy red fruit flavors and suggestions of candied flowers and spicecake. Velvety tannins add shape to a strikingly long, smooth and floral-accented finish that shows outstanding energy and clarity.
RR 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
The 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chantemerle is up there with the best of this cuvee that I've tasted. A blend of 80% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre that's all vinified very traditionally... The 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chantemerle is up there with the best of this cuvee that I've tasted. A blend of 80% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre that's all vinified very traditionally and aged in tank foudre and demi-muid. it boasts pure fresh aromas of blacker styled fruits flowers violets and assorted wild herbs on the nose. this has a mouth filling mid-palate to go with superb purity of fruit notable balance and copious quantities of ripe tannin. I like the depth of fruit here as well as the ripe structure. It should be approachable after a handful of years in bottle and have upwards of 12-15 years of longevity.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2011
Very dark crimson. Opulent, fully ripe fruit with some minerality. Very juicy and taken to the limit. Dramatic wine! Lots of tannin and (just) enough acidity. This is definitely Cuvée Spéciale material, though at present... Very dark crimson. Opulent, fully ripe fruit with some minerality. Very juicy and taken to the limit. Dramatic wine! Lots of tannin and (just) enough acidity. This is definitely Cuvée Spéciale material, though at present it is quite inky on the finish. 18/20