Chateau-Cabrieres-Cuvee-Tradition-Chateauneuf-du-Pape-2012

Chateau Cabrieres, Cuvee Tradition Chateauneuf du Pape , 2012

Cabrieres’ current vines are around 40 to 60 years old, and continue to thrive in the flint-rich soil that housed their predecessors. A fine ruby red in the glass, the rich nose of earth, black tea, and bacon fat, leads to dominate black cherry, and raspberry flavors and tannins so velvety smooth that you almost don’t want it to end.

“The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape was still in tank at the time of this tasting, and it shows slightly better this go-round than last year. Made from 50% Grenache, 20% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, and splash of Cinsault, it’s a medium-bodied, elegant and downright pretty Châteauneuf that has classic kirsch and sweet red berry fruits, spice and garrigue aromas and flavors. It shows the approachable, classic style of the vintage and will have 10-12 years of longevity.”
Wine Advocate (88-90 points)

“Brilliant ruby. Emphatically fruit nose displays scents of fresh raspberry, cherry and plum. Supple and seamless in texture, offering juicy, appealingly sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors. This very approachable wine finishes with good thrust and a touch of warmth.”
Vinous (89 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D2885
Varietal: Grenache Blend
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Winery: Chateau Cabrieres
UPC: 3467880001614
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$51.95
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D2885
Varietal: Grenache Blend
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Winery: Chateau Cabrieres
UPC: 3467880001614

Description

Cabrieres’ current vines are around 40 to 60 years old, and continue to thrive in the flint-rich soil that housed their predecessors. A fine ruby red in the glass, the rich nose of earth, black tea, and bacon fat, leads to dominate black cherry, and raspberry flavors and tannins so velvety smooth that you almost don’t want it to end.

“The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape was still in tank at the time of this tasting, and it shows slightly better this go-round than last year. Made from 50% Grenache, 20% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, and splash of Cinsault, it’s a medium-bodied, elegant and downright pretty Châteauneuf that has classic kirsch and sweet red berry fruits, spice and garrigue aromas and flavors. It shows the approachable, classic style of the vintage and will have 10-12 years of longevity.”
Wine Advocate (88-90 points)

“Brilliant ruby. Emphatically fruit nose displays scents of fresh raspberry, cherry and plum. Supple and seamless in texture, offering juicy, appealingly sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors. This very approachable wine finishes with good thrust and a touch of warmth.”
Vinous (89 points)