ITEM 100860

2010 Chimere Chateauneuf du Pape (Sine Qua Non and Clos St. Jean) OWC

$1,699.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

98+WA

Bottle Size

1.5l

Vintage

2010

Country/State

france

Wine Region

chateauneuf du pape

Variety

grenache

Wine Producer

sine qua non

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98+ points

Another amazing offering is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chimere, a blend of 93% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache and the rest white varietals. Packaged in a distinctive Italian glass bottle, this inky/purple-colored 2010 exhibits notes of blueberries, charcoal, roasted herbs and scorched earth. The complex aromas are followed by a full-bodied, super intense, young, unevolved wine that was bottled April 26, 2012, but still resembles a barrel sample. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of blueberries, licorice and graphite emerge. While the tannins are sweet, they are abundant. This remarkable effort came from one 300-liter foudre. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3 decades. By the way, it is about 16% natural alcohol so it is actually less powerful than the 2011. Kudos to Manfred Krankl, Pascal and Vincent Maurel, and Philippe Cambie for this remarkable effort.

Review Date: 10/1/12