M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois 2018 750ml
SKU: 12817

M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois 2018

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Intense red. Aromas of black fruits, blackberry jam. Palate is unctuous, ample with warm tannins. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years. When the Grenache is elegant, the fruit, which is usually shaken up by the Mistral wind, is of a rare finesse, as is the case here. The delectable nose of crushed strawberries also contains subtle notes of black fruit and rose petals… the sunny character is fading. With a rare aromatic complexity. Superb!
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Chateauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois showed beautifully, with the upfront, perfumed style of the vintage. Revealing a ruby/purple color as well as a smorgasbord-like array of kirsch liqueur, Bing cherry, candied violets, and assorted Provençal spices, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a polished, elegant, almost Burgundian texture, ripe tannins, and a beautiful finish. It’s beautifully done and up with the top wines in the vintage.

Wine Spectator
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Pure kirsch and raspberry coulis notes stream through in this silky-textured beauty, with light shiso leaf, mineral and red tea accents filling in the background.

Wine Advocate
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All Grenache, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois comes from the Bédarrides (eastern) portion of the appellation, grown on clay soils with an overlay of galets roulés. While the nose and attack deliver open, voluminous notes of ripe cherries and raspberries, the wine seems to tighten on the full-bodied midpalate, building in structure and salinity while adding taut flavors of cranberries and orange zest framed by silky tannins. There's a lively tension in this wine, which should give it more than a decade of longevity.

October 30, 2020

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