Domaine De La Côte De L'ange Châteauneuf Du Pape 2010, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$37.95 (74856)

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92 pts
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September 15, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This wine offers the rare combination of intensity, ripeness and freshness at once. The nose is very ripe, fragrant,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This young Chateauneuf pours deep black ruby. The nose is closed but fetching with ripe black cherry prune/fig,...

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Community Reviews (5)

Scott Woodside
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

I must confess that I often find Chateauneuf de Papes a little underwhelming, often overly alcoholic and over ripe. This '10 CdP, though, despite the hefty 15.5% alcohol, has good balance. Yes, plenty of ripeness, but not over the top and just a bit of heat on the finish. I appreciate the concentrated dark fruit, supported by herbs and spice and a solid structure. Seems to be in a really nice place now, but no rush at all, this should keep at least another few years. Wish all moderately priced CdP's were this good. Tasted March 2017.

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Adam
Adam

Deeply aromatic and flavourful, smooth, balanced with a long finish. Satisfying.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep ruby in colour with a medium intense nose.

An elegant Cháteauneuf-de-Pape

Positives: The dominance of Grenache shows up strongly here. This features light oak, mushroom, thyme, sage, black cherry, black currants, raspberry, plums, incense, forest underbrush and leather. Full body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: A little hot from the 15.5% alcohol.

Interesting Point: Use a Syrah glass if you have one.

Drink now or over the next 7 years on its own or pair it with an aged rib eye steak.

Tasted: 1 Aprl 13

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

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Jack Robertson
Jack Robertson

Subtle, Ned's time to open up, 2012

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