Robert Parker 93 | WineIsuppose 92
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One of the stars in the vintage, which is no surprise as this estate always excels in the more challenging vintages, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois has impressive plum, blackberry and hints of crushed rock, medium to full-bodied richness and fine tannin that frames the finish beautifully. It has the high acid levels of the vintage, yet everything is perfectly balanced, the tannin is ripe and it should have over a decade of longevity. I’ve yet to see these guys put a foot wrong, and regardless of the vintage, they’re able to make superb wines. In addition to their terrific Châteauneuf du Papes, they continue to raise the quality of their Lirac and Côtes du Rhône releases. Also, while these all have the ability to drink nicely on release, they age beautifully.
| Robert Parker
|Region||France | Rhone | Chateauneuf du Pape|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
|Bottle condition||Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.|
|When to drink||2015-2021|