Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau de Vaudieu
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
District: Chateauneuf du pape
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WS94 Richly layered, with hedonistic fig, boysenberry and raspberry confiture flavors that roll over each other while mouthwatering anise, fruitcake and black tea notes chase from behind. Shows loads of heft but remains driven by fresh, deeply inlaid acidity that pulls everything together on the finish. A flashy style and impossible to resist. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,491 cases made.
RP93 Vaudieu is on a roll. Even the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a star, boasting forward aromas of garrigue and ripe raspberries. Full-bodied, richly textured and tannic, this wine will likely close down shortly. But the long, fruit and spice-driven finish gives me confidence it will then reemerge in five-plus years.
AG91-93 Limpid ruby-red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, peppery spices and candied flowers, and a smoky mineral nuance adds vivacity. Sappy, sweet and open-knit, offering juicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors joined by hints of licorice and bitter chocolate that build slowly on the back half. Smooth and seamless in texture, showing very good finishing energy, gentle tannins and spicy persistence. This should turn out to be an outstanding "basic" Ch_teauneuf.