2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Special Tardieu-Laurent

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Average critic rating : 91.0 points



The top selection is the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale, which is 100% old vine Grenache. It offers abundant aromas of kirsch liqueur, incense, and spice in an impressively endowed, rich, medium to full-bodied style that should evolve easily for a decade. Yields were a minuscule 18 hectoliters per hectare, which explains the wine’s high level of concentration.||(Not yet released)||Previously recommended in issue #179, but not tasted out of bottle: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale (94-95), 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (92-94), 2007 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Speciale (91-93), 2007 Cotes du Rhone y Louis (91-93) Wine Advocate.October, 2009


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