2007 M.Chapoutier Croix de Bois

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$199. 00
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 15.5%
Closure: Cork
Other Reviews….
The superb 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois may turn out to be the finest example from this vineyard yet produced. Chapoutier’s single vineyard Chateauneuf du Papes represent two different areas of the appellation, with the Croix de Bois coming from the eastern sector in the Bedarrides region.. Chapoutier has adjusted the manner in which he ages these cuvees, as they are now completely aged in tank. The wine boasts extraordinary notes of ground pepper, lavender, sweet black currants, kirsch, and hints of tapenade as well as black raspberries. Full-bodied with flavors of grilled meat, a superb texture, sweet tannin, and a 50+-second finish, it should drink well for 20+ years. Both the Barbe Rac and Croix de Bois are 100% Grenache.
94-97 Points
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #179 Oct 2008