• Nick's Import

2013 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf du Pape

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$49. 99
$599.88 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Other reviews....
Slightly closed aromatically, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape reluctantly gives up subtle blackberry and black raspberry-styled fruits, dried earth and licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, ripe and supple feel on the palate. Possessing an uncommon level of richness and texture on the palate for the vintage, it has rock-solid density, superb tannin quality and a great finish. It should shine on release and evolve gracefully for up to a decade.
89-92 points
Jeb Dunnuck - eRobertParker.com #215 (Oct 2014)

Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis and cherry are complicated by suggestions of cola, black pepper and violet; there's something vaguely northern Rhône going on here. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense dark fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy quality. Rich yet lively wine with strong finishing thrust and smooth tannins.
90-92 points
Josh Raynolds - vinous.com