2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Bosquet des Papes

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Average critic rating : 94.0 points



A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes (fermented with 100% whole-cluster and had a 6-7 week maceration) has off-the-hook notes of dark fruits, iron, lavender, licorice and liquid violets to go with a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, seamless and layered profile on the palate. One of the vintage's greatest wines, this beauty will have 15+ years of longevity.||In my view, no estate has made more qualitative gains in the past 3-4 years than Bosquet des Papes. I still remember being floored by the quality of their 2010s, and they've almost matched those efforts with these incredible 2012s. In addition, the 2013s are easily some of the top wines in this irregular, difficult vintage. If you're looking for the next superstar producer in Châteauneuf du Pape, here you go! eRobertParker.com.October, 2014


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