Wine.comChateau Mont-Redon's 200 acres of vineyards occupy Chateauneuf-du-Pape's most extraordinary microclimates, and are among few to include all three soils types of the region. On its plateau's summit, planted in Grenache and Syrah, is a deep layer of large, round stones over a clay subsoil which deeply root the vine and also act as a natural incubator, radiating heat absorbed during the day into the grapes by night. At the plateau's foot, sandy soils support Mourvedre and Cinsault vines; these lend richness and aroma to complete the structure of the Grenache and Syrah. Chateau Mont-Redon expresses its terroir in a wine vinified to exhibit deep, clean, intense fruit, ripe, balanced tannins and approachability without sacrifice of longevity. Its dense, purple-red color suggests the aromatic nose of ripe black fruits offset by notes of spice, leather, coffee and pepper which are confirmed on the palate. The rich, intense fruit flavors are set in a full tannic structure at once firm and ripe, carrying into a warm, sustained and complex finish.
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Black fruit compote, spicy base. Beefy, herby, good concentration, chewy/firm tannins, earthy style, chocolate finish. Drink 2009-12.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Rhône-Châteauneuf-du-Pape: 90 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rsoft tannin, spicy, black fruits, black cherries, medium body, medium long finish