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Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Most Exciting Wine of The
Vintage
Warm, ripe, sweet red and black fruit with sun dried herbs on the
nose... intoxicating and hedonistic on the palate... this really is
very close to the mighty 2007 but in some ways it is more yielding, and will be
ready to be quaff as the 2007 lies dormant. It's like a Provençale
perfume: a beguiling essence of where it was grown. This is an estate on the
up.
(Simon Staples, Fine read more...Most Exciting Wine of The
Vintage
Warm, ripe, sweet red and black fruit with sun dried herbs on the
nose... intoxicating and hedonistic on the palate... this really is
very close to the mighty 2007 but in some ways it is more yielding, and will be
ready to be quaff as the 2007 lies dormant. It's like a Provençale
perfume: a beguiling essence of where it was grown. This is an estate on the
up.
(Simon Staples, Fine Wine Director)

The 2008 is made up of 46% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 5%
Cinsualt and 1% intriguingly described as 'divers'. The wine has a
floral perfume and an elegant and beautifully balanced palate, with notes of
hedgerow and gentle spice to the fore and attractive velvety tannins providing
eloquent support.
(Simon Field MW, Rhône Buyer) (hide)

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    Elegant for the vintage, with a silky texture to the raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruit, all layered with sweet spice, mesquite and fruitcake notes. Has a long, supple finish. Drink now through 2020. 13,750 cases made. –JM Score 91 - Wine Spectator

    about 5 years
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    charcoal smell and taste give way to dark berries.

    about 6 years
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    14%

    almost 5 years
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  • Planet Grape
    (2012 Vintage) Rich, well-balanced and lightly chewy with notes of strawberry, cherry, tar, terracotta, red rose, black pepper and cedar.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/16/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/12/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/99