2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Special Tardieu-Laurent

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Average critic rating : 94.0 points



Coming all from the La Crau lieu-dit and sandy soils, the 100% Grenache, 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale is a gorgeous, medium to full-bodied barrel sample that gives up loads of plum sauce, blackberry, garrigue, saddle leather and pepper on the nose. Aged all in 3 to 5-year-old barrels, it is an elegant, yet rich and concentrated effort that will have 12-15 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2027. ||In addition to the Chateauneuf du Papes reviewed here, Michel Tardieu also produced a bevy of high quality Cotes du Rhones in 2012. Those reviews will be in Issue 210. Wine Advocate.October, 2013


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