ITEM 78731

2001 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

$359.98

In stock

2

Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2001

Country/State

france

Wine Region

chateauneuf du pape

Variety

rhone red blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes may not attain the perfection of the 1998, or the pure exuberance and voluptuousness of the 2000, but it is a brilliant effort. A wine of nobility as well as purity, this cuvee, made primarily from 50-100 year old Grenache vines, exhibits a dark plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of Provencal herbs, roasted meats, creme de cassis, blackberries, and violets. Floral and full-bodied with a seamlessness that only old vines can provide, it possesses rich, concentrated, pure fruit, low acidity, and admirable delineation (because of its tannic structure). Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 15-18 years.

Review Date: 2/1/04