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CDP Croix de Bois, Maison M. Chapoutier 2018

Label
RegionRhône
SubregionChateauneuf-du-Pape
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2018CDP Croix de Bois, Maison M. ChapoutierBT2 \ 024580.001297 JD2464.44444266666797.0097.00CDP Croix de Bois, Chapoutier0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois showed beautifully, with the upfront, perfumed style of the vintage. Revealing a ruby/purple color as well as a smorgasbord-like array of kirsch liqueur, Bing cherry, candied violets, and assorted Provençal spices, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a polished, elegant, almost Burgundian texture, ripe tannins, and a beautiful finish. It’s beautifully done and up with the top wines in the vintage.

97
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, October 2020

Spice box, incense, blueberries, graphite, and ground pepper all emerge from the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois, which is incredibly complex and aromatically nuanced. Showing a more forward fruit style and opulence on the palate, with polished tannins, it doesn't have the density of the 2017 but is beautifully balanced, has fabulous purity, and delivers a great, great finish.

96/98
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2019
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