2013 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • VN 92

Reviews for 2013 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2016
Nicely packed for the vintage, with an energetic core of kirsch, damson plum and blood orange coulis flavors, backed by hints of singed cedar and alder that extend through the racy, focused fin- ish. A light echo of... Nicely packed for the vintage, with an energetic core of kirsch, damson plum and blood orange coulis flavors, backed by hints of singed cedar and alder that extend through the racy, focused fin- ish. A light echo of shiso leaf at the very end adds freshness. Best from 2017 through 2030. — J.M.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2015
(IWC91-93 points) Vivid ruby-red. Ripe, deeply pitched black raspberry and cherry compote scents are sharpened by notes of white pepper and smoky minerals. Pliant and seamless on the palate, offering intense red and dark... (IWC91-93 points) Vivid ruby-red. Ripe, deeply pitched black raspberry and cherry compote scents are sharpened by notes of white pepper and smoky minerals. Pliant and seamless on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry flavors and a suave floral pastille nuance. The clinging finish features gentle tannins and a hint of anise. -- Josh Raynolds
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
Always sweeter and more flamboyant than the Barbe Rac, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois offers more kirsch, black raspberry and cassis, as well as ample garrigue and spice nuances. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure... Always sweeter and more flamboyant than the Barbe Rac, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois offers more kirsch, black raspberry and cassis, as well as ample garrigue and spice nuances. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure and layered, it’s about as sexy and voluptuous as they come in this cooler vintage. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 92
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
Ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, fresh flowers and Asian spices. Densely packed, lively and focused on the palate; a bright mineral note lifts the ripe red fruit and floral pastille flavors. Shows impressive... Ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, fresh flowers and Asian spices. Densely packed, lively and focused on the palate; a bright mineral note lifts the ripe red fruit and floral pastille flavors. Shows impressive heft and energy, finishing with velvety tannins and lingering red berry and lavender flourishes. -- Josh Raynolds