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Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar
Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 110945
Very deep color. The nose, masterful, with notes of pencil lead and flint, reveals delicate aromas of dark berries and blueberries. Smooth, voluptuous, with notes of stewed black fruits, combined with licorice, violet, plum, caramel and salted butter.
The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah from one of the appellation’s more obscure lieu-dits. This stunning 2009 offers copious floral notes intermixed with crushed rock, wet stone, kirsch and black currant characteristics.
Vivid ruby-red. Heady, complex bouquet evokes red and dark berry compote, lavender, sandalwood and minerals, with a lashing of Asian spices. Sappy and alluringly sweet on the palate, displaying intense raspberry and mulberry flavors and slow-building florality. Shows impressive power on the finish, where the lavender and spice notes carry through.