2007 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape A la Gloire de mon Grand-Père (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Grenache, Red Wine, Rhône, Southern Rhône

One of the best red wines I have had in the last few years. Old school, traditional CdP that is 98% Grenache grown on loamy sandy soil and fermented in old wood foudres so there’s nothing that masks and obstructs the natural expression of the fruit. Very Rayas-like in its style with wonderful red fruit, kirsch liqueur, spice, fig paste, and black olives. Silky, elegant texture and a finish that won’t quit. The nose is so beautifully perfumed and the wine has so many layers and so much finesse that it’s borderline absurd. Maybe the best part is that the wine achieves tremendous intensity while still remaining perfectly restrained. I don’t normally own more than 3 bottles of anything, but I truly regret not having bought a case of this. If I see it on sale somewhere, I’ll pick up a case…This is as good as CdP gets for me and it will age effortlessly for a good decade and beyond.


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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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