"Gorgeous nose of crushed berries and juniper draws you in, while a lush palate of still-youthful plum, red currant and blackberry fruit envelops you. Then an undertow of roasted game bird, soppressata, tar and well-aged balsamic with a touch of sweetness carry the finish. Awesome showing.--1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2020. 97/100."
James Molesworth, Wine Spectator.
- Bottle £70.00
- Bottle Case £840.00
More fresh and focused, the 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape is an elegant, classically-styled effort that offers textbook garrigue, pepper, smoked meats and currant bud-like qualities on both the nose and palate.
- Bottle £60.00
- Bottle Case £720.00
"The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape represents an educational tour of the southern Rhone, in particular, Chateauneuf du Pape. It possesses all the appellation's classic components ... underbrush, garrigue, licorice, pepper, lavender, sweet black cherries, and incense. Extremely perfumed and heady, this full-bodied, moderately tannic offering comes close to matching the mass and blockbuster power of the 1998. Firm tannin in the finish suggests a long aging curve. Given my experience with Vieux Donjon, most of the classic vintages hit their peak at 7-8 years, where they remain for 5-6 years. Around ag
- Bottle £58.00
- Bottle Case £696.00
"The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape is a beauty! Classic and textbook in style, with ample cured meats, earth, herbs and mature currant and blackberry fruit, it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness, a gorgeous texture and serious length. It’s drinking beautifully now, but will continue to shine through 2021. 95/100, drink 2014-2021."
- Bottle £55.00
- Bottle Case £660.00