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90P (outstanding) by Robert Parker for Dom de la Solitude’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape red and white

04-11-2014

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #215 Oct 2014
90 punten (outstanding) voor:

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2012
“A polished, elegant Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de la Solitude’s 2012 offers impressive ripeness and depth in its kirsch, blackberry, licorice, spice-box and crushed-flower aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, layered and silky, with terrific polish to its tannin, it is slightly mid-weight, but will evolve gracefully on its balance and overall harmony.”

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2013
“I always love the whites from this estate, and the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc doesn’t disappoint. Medium-bodied, pure, layered and fruit-forward, it dishes up fabulous white peach, tangerine and hints of flowers on the nose. I don’t think it will make old bones, so plan on drinking this over the coming couple of years.”

“Covering over 80 acres of prime real estate, all of which is in the la Solitude lieu-dit, Domaine de la Solitude is one of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf du Pape. Today it’s run by the Lancon family, who are the direct descendants of the Barberini family who came from Italy and created the estate in 1450. They produce up to four reds and two white Châteauneuf du Papes in any vintage. While they’re most widely known for the Châteauneuf du Papes, don’t miss their Côtes du Rhône, both the red and white are fabulous drinkers and represent value.”

 
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