Michel Chapoutier Croix de Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

9.18 ratings on Delectable
$79.99

The superb 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois may turn out to be the finest example from this vineyard yet produced. Chapoutier's single vineyard Chateauneuf du Papes represent two different areas of the appellation, with the Croix de Bois coming from the eastern sector in the Bedarrides region.. Chapoutier has adjusted the manner in which he ages these cuvees, as they are now completely aged in tank. The wine boasts extraordinary notes of ground pepper, lavender, sweet black currants, kirsch, and hints of tapenade as well as black raspberries. Full-bodied with flavors of grilled meat, a superb texture, sweet tannin, and a 50+-second finish, it should drink well for 20+ years. Both the Barbe Rac and Croix de Bois are 100% Grenache. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Dani Rechsteiner Delectable Pro

100% Grenache

100% Grenache

7.7

Mike Davila

Initially taken aback with too heavy fruit, this opened up and was a really great wine, close to profound.

Initially taken aback with too heavy fruit, this opened up and was a really great wine, close to profound.

9.4

Amy Christine Blansit

Big French wine

Big French wine

9.1

Greg Rubin

I can't figure this wine out. Seems like the fruit character is hiding but the terroir is still reserved. Definitely drinkable though.

I can't figure this wine out. Seems like the fruit character is hiding but the terroir is still reserved. Definitely drinkable though.

8.9