(From 2011 Vintage) Inky purple. Concentrated cherry and blueberry aromas, with accents of potpourri and pungent Moroccan spices. Deep dark fruit flavors possess superb energy and vivacity, with fresh acidity adding bite and lift. The clinging finish shows uncommon intensity, with mounting sweetness and sneaky.
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Wine Advocate(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93+ - As reviewed by Wine Advocate.
Wine & Spirits(From 2006 Vintage) The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is one of the vintage's most compelling wines. Most of the fruit for this offering comes from the estate vineyards in La Crau, and it is usually a blend of 80% Grenache (aged in tank and foudre) and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre that are kept in small barrels. Approxmiately 5,000-6,000 bottles are produced. It is hard to say whether this is the finest wine Christophe Sabon has made since taking over for his father, but what a profoundly great effort! It is an elixir of Chateauneuf du Pape with an inky/blue/purple color and an extraordinary read more...nose of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, truffles, graphite, and spice. The wine boasts enormous richness, incredible harmony, and a finish that lasts more than a minute. It is one of the most outrageously rich, concentrated, and perfect Chateauneuf du Papes I have ever tasted at this stage of development. It should last for 30+ years. (hide)