Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes


65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. The only difference between the Vieilles Vignes cuvée and the CdP Tradition cuvée is the age of the vines which here reach 100 years old. The wines are made in the same exact way: 70% in tank (stainless steel and cement) and 30% in used barrels.

(92-94) points
"Lurid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red berries, Indian spices and candied lavender, along with a smoky mineral topnote. Juicy, focused and impressively concentrated, offering intense black raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors that become more lively on the back half. Clings with excellent tenacity on the youthfully tannic finish, leaving star anise and floral notes behind."
Josh Raynolds,
, March 2017
92 points
"The pricier 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a traditional blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Aged in a combination of demi-muids and older barriques, it shows some smoky notes and briary raspberry fruit on the nose, then delivers ample creamy richness on the palate and a long, mocha-tinged finish."
Joe Czerwinski,
Wine Advocate
, October 2017

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