Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1998

9.313 ratings on Delectable
$99.99

I have had this wine a half-dozen times since I first reviewed it, and there is no question I was too conservative. Although more evolved than other 1998s, there is no denying it is a sumptuous, extraordinarily compelling effort. Dark ruby-colored, with a gorgeous perfume of black raspberry liqueur intermixed with kirsch, pepper, spice box, and balsam, it displays superb depth, fabulous concentration, a boatload of glycerin, and a seamless finish. The enormous fruit admirably conceals the wine's high tannin. It can be drunk now, but promises to develop for two decades. Kudos to the young Laurent Charvin who first estate-bottled his Chateauneuf du Pape in 1990... Robert Parker

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9.3

Diane Kessler

This shows the best of Chateuneuf du Pape, framed in elegance. The nose draws you in with herbs and red fruit. This carries through on the palate along with smoked meats and some some pronounced tannins, and the finish is long

This shows the best of Chateuneuf du Pape, framed in elegance. The nose draws you in with herbs and red fruit. This carries through on the palate along with smoked meats and some some pronounced tannins, and the finish is long

9.2

Michael Phillips

Superb at peak velvety great wine!

Superb at peak velvety great wine!

9.6

Mike Saviage

Tawny red. Earthy nose of dried cranberries, brush, herbs, and stone. Nice texture in the mouth. Great finish. At peak i think as the fruit has softened ant the tannins are nicely resolved.

Tawny red. Earthy nose of dried cranberries, brush, herbs, and stone. Nice texture in the mouth. Great finish. At peak i think as the fruit has softened ant the tannins are nicely resolved.

9.3

Mike Saviage

Dark reddish purple, regal color. Big nose of dark fruit, warm berry and herbs de Provence. After 2 hrs of air this really developed nicely in the mouth. Med plus finish. At peak and will probably be there for several more years.

Dark reddish purple, regal color. Big nose of dark fruit, warm berry and herbs de Provence. After 2 hrs of air this really developed nicely in the mouth. Med plus finish. At peak and will probably be there for several more years.

9.3

Jonathan Wall

Smoked bacon in a French barn. Not sure which comes first. Love it. 1998. Christmas 2014. Second bottle December 2016. Even better!

Smoked bacon in a French barn. Not sure which comes first. Love it. 1998. Christmas 2014. Second bottle December 2016. Even better!

9.4