Original
5 Ratings
Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée La Cote Ronde

Wine Details

Varietal

Grenache

Style

Red

Region

France

Winemaker's Notes

Pre-Sell -- Delivery will be Spring/Summer later this year The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cote Ronde appears to handle the oak component better than some of its older siblings. Inky/ruby/purple to the rim with a beautiful perfume of cassis, kirsch, charcoal, and graphite, this wine is powerful, rich, and full-bodied with a subtle hint of toasty oak in the aromatics, and no hard edges. The vintage’s hallmark purity, and gorgeous texture as well as length are present in this excellent 2007. It should hit its stride in 3-4 years, and last for 20-25.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 131 on Oct-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/07/2011