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CDP Croix de Bois, Maison M. Chapoutier 2019

Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2019CDP Croix de Bois, Maison M. Chapoutier

6 bottle minimum order

BT4 \ 654580.001297 JD5464.44444497.0097.00CDP Croix de Bois, Chapoutier0.7510
Rhône2019CDP Croix de Bois, Maison M. Chapoutier New

Individual OWC

MG5 \ 030580.00697 JD3064.44444266666797.0097.00CDP Croix de Bois, Chapoutier1.510
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois comes from a single vineyard near the town of Bedarrides and, as with the Barbe Rac, is 100% destemmed Grenache aged in concrete tanks. While I ordinarily prefer the Barbe Rac in terms of quality, this cuvée, which comes from cooler, more clays soils, offers a touch more purity and precision in 2019. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and nicely focused on the palate, it has incredibly Provençal notes of red and black fruits, peppery garrigue, saddle leather, and chalky minerality. It’s also perfectly balanced. I’d happily drink a bottle today, but a few years in the cellar will do it well, and it will certainly evolve for two decades.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2021
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Ratcheting up the quality, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois boasts a more medium ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning bouquet of kirsch liqueur, ripe cherries, flowery incense, loamy soil, and Provençal garrigue. With incredible finesse, full-bodied richness, and a great mid-palate as well as silky tannins, this remarkable 2019 will benefit from just short-term cellaring and evolve for 15-20 years or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (222), November 2020
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