(2007 Vintage) 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 vintages 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.
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/01
Wine Advocate(1999 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 131 on Oct-00
International Wine Cellar(1999 Vintage) Bright, deep red. High-toned, nuanced nose combines mocha, musky game, roasted nuts and smoky oak. Plump, full and oaky in the mouth, with superb sweetness for the vintage. Finishes with excellent length and substantial but sweet tannins that coat the front teeth. This was angular a year ago from barrel, but today the oak component is nicely integrated.
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/07/2011