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Average critic rating : 91.5 points
Made from 100% Grenache with 100% stems utilized and grown in sandy soils in the La Crau sector, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale reveals classic aromas of kirsch, pepper and earth as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel. It achieved over 15% natural alcohol and was aged in a combination of tanks and old barrels. This outstanding, spicy Chateauneuf should drink well for over a decade. ||(Not yet released)||The top values in Michel Tardieu's portfolio include his Cotes du Rhones, which are always well-made. The 2011s, while not as strong as his 2009s and 2010s, are very good. The Vieilles Vignes cuvees from various southern Rhone appellations tend to be around 70-80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, all aged in old oak casks. I only tasted two 2010 cuvees, which is a superior vintage. Importer: Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, CA; tel. (707) 963-9661 Wine Advocate.October, 2012
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