2009 M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois Rouge
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Description2009 M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois Rouge, Rhone, France
WINE ADVOCATEThere are 535 cases of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (100% Grenache from 110-year-old vines planted on the famed small rocks called Galets Roules). It is a classic Chateauneuf with lots of roasted herb, licorice, cedar, resiny pine forest, kirsch liqueur and black raspberry characteristics. It possesses a deep plum/garnet color as well as full body, 15+% natural alcohol and 15 years of drinkability.
WINE SPECTATORA lush, captivating, velvety style, with gorgeous mouthfeel to the layers of fig sauce, warm linzer torte and cassis. Hints of pastis, sweet toasty spice and licorice snap chime in the background for now, with a long finish. Should be a winner after cellaring brings this together. Best from 2014 through 2028. 535 cases made
VINOUSVivid ruby. Compelling aromas of raspberry preserves, potpourri and blood orange, with a spicy overtone. Juicy and precise, offering palate-staining, deeply concentrated red fruit flavors that expand and gain spiciness with air. Finishes seamless and sweet, with intense lingering florality. Offers an impressive combination of depth and vivacity.