Oogstbericht 2004: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

De eerste berichten komen binnen over de nieuwe releases van 2004 uit Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Je herkent deze wijn aan de kenmerkende fles met altijd hetzelfde relief onderin de hals van de fles.

Wine Spectator vind het niet tegenvallen en geeft 90+ punten, wat voor WS voor Châteauneuf-du-Pape erg veel is.

Bron: www.winespectator.com

Tasting Highlights: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Some new releases, including the first 2004s
James Molesworth

Here are some Châteauneuf-du-Papes from my recent tastings, with the Coulon wines giving us our first look at the bottled ’04s.

Wine Score Price
PAUL COULON & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2004 94 $85
Silky, pure and driven by beautiful black cherry, currant and blackberry fruit. Plenty of tobacco, toast, mineral and graphite hints too, but stays seamless and pure through the finish. Great length and mouthfeel. Best from 2007 through 2022. 275 cases imported. —J.M.

HENRI BONNEAU & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Marie Beurrier 1999 93 $145
Traditional aromas of braised chestnuts, grilled beef and cedar give way to a lovely, supple palate layered with pepper, currant and plum flavors. Long finish has a bright minerality while showing an elegant side. Drink now through 2020. —J.M.

CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Cadettes 2003 93 NA
Lots of flashy, bacony and mocha toast aromas and flavors lead the way, with good plum and black cherry fruit behind it. Has a sweet, silky texture through the exotic finish, and will have lots of fans for its lush, modern approach. Drink now through 2020. —J.M.

CHANTE CIGALE Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2003 91 $40
Dark and ripe, with black licorice, plum, tar and tobacco notes backed by muscular structure. Fleshy and concentrated, this increases its power and depth on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 850 cases imported. —J.M.

PAUL COULON & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de Beaurenard 2004 90 $45
Lovely pure beam of red currant and red cherry fruit supported by hot stone and mineral notes. Hint of tobacco on the minerally finish. Should flesh out nicely in the near-term. Best from 2007 through 2017. 1,200 cases imported. —J.M.

CHÂTEAU DES FINES ROCHES Châteauneuf-du-Pape Fines Roches 2003 90 $60
Dark and lush, with blackberry and currant fruit followed by hints of prune, cocoa, tar and tobacco. Licorice and smoke on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 750 cases made. —J.M.

CHANTE CIGALE Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003 89 $30
Good, solid mix of red and black berry fruit, with briar, tobacco and tar notes on the fleshy finish. Solid example of the vintage. Drink now through 2018. 3,000 cases imported. —J.M.

CHÂTEAU DES FINES ROCHES Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003 88 $30 Bright, elegant style, with lots of red cherry and currant fruit mixed with floral, mineral and tobacco notes. Lengthy finish sports lingering red licorice and mineral notes. Drink now through 2018. 16,000 cases made. —J.M.

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