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2012 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS95
  • WA94
  • ST94
  • JR90

Reviews

WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This is dreamy, with stunning raspberry pâte de fruit and boysenberry confiture notes that glide effortlessly, while very silky tannins ride underneath. Shiso leaf, pastis, lavender and warm stone accents fill... This is dreamy, with stunning raspberry pâte de fruit and boysenberry confiture notes that glide effortlessly, while very silky tannins ride underneath. Shiso leaf, pastis, lavender and warm stone accents fill in on the finish, with a deeply buried graphite hint. This should really stretch out with time, as the acidity is racy and mouthwatering. Best from 2018 through 2030. — J.M.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Almost as good as the Barbe Rac, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (100% Grenache from 100-year-old vines and clay soils) is a stunner that offers loads of upfront dark fruits, spiced cherries, chocolate... Almost as good as the Barbe Rac, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (100% Grenache from 100-year-old vines and clay soils) is a stunner that offers loads of upfront dark fruits, spiced cherries, chocolate, garrigue and a slight saline-like minerality on both the nose and palate. Full-bodied and impressively concentrated, with rock-star texture, notable purity and good underlying structure, it’s a serious, fruit-loaded Chateauneuf that will have 10-15 years of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
(IWC92-94 points) Saturated ruby. Aromas of red berry preserves, smoky minerals and potpourri are lifted by a suave spicy quality that carries through to the finish. Lush and sweet in the mouth, offering spicy raspberry... (IWC92-94 points) Saturated ruby. Aromas of red berry preserves, smoky minerals and potpourri are lifted by a suave spicy quality that carries through to the finish. Lush and sweet in the mouth, offering spicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors along with a touch of spicecake. Closes silky and long, with lingering mineral and floral notes. - Josh Raynolds
JR90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
(JR 18/20 points) Crimson. Sweet and lively and vaguely candified. Easy and round. Not for the long term. But punchy and fun and well balanced.