This is deliciously ripe, with layers of crushed plum, anise, blackberry and boysenberry fruit, all laced with plenty of spice and fruitcake notes. There's lots of mulled raisin on the finish, but this stays nicely driven, with well-embedded acidity. Contains the lots that usually go into the Chaupin cuvée. Best from 2011 through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 300 cases imported.
The outstanding 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape, which hit nearly 16% natural alcohol, is one of the stars of the vintage. Lots of black fruit notes intermixed with rosemary and other herbes de Provence jump from the glass of this full-bodied, supple-textured, surprisingly concentrated 2008. It should drink nicely for 8-9 years, making it an anomaly in this vintage.
Deep ruby. Smoky red and dark berries and black cherry on the nose and palate. Sweet and lush, with dark fruit flavors lifted by mineral and cracked pepper nuances. Densely packed, rich and firmly tannic for the year, with very good finishing thrust and lingering smokiness.
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