If you can find any of the 400 cases made of Roquète’s luxury cuvée fashioned from old Grenache vines planted in the lieu-dit Les Pialons, don’t hesitate to buy it.
it offers attractive notes of framboise, raspeberries, sweet cherries, spring flowers, spice box and a whiff of licorice. This full-bodied, luscious, succulent 2009 possesses sweet tannin as well as low acidity. It should drink beautifully for 10-15 years.
50 GRANDS CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE ROUGE 2009
N°33 – Les frères Brunier font des vins portés par des grandes maturités de fruit. Cela se traduit par une sensation vineuse presque excessive. Mais le vin l’encaisse bien, car il a de la densité et une structure solide.
A very perfumy, velvety style, with gorgeous mouthfeel to the cassis, raspberry and blackberry fruit seamlessly woven with anise, fig paste and spice. A graphite edge keeps the finish racy, with a well-embedded mineral hint. Drink now through 2022.
93. Deep, vivid ruby. Explosively perfumed bouquet of red berry preserves, Asian spices and lavender. Stains the palate with deep, liqueur-like raspberry and cherry flavors that offer outstanding energy and focus. Gains weight with air and finishes with superb clarity and intensity, leaving floral pastille and spice notes behind.
Since the Bruniers took over this estate, quality has soared, evidenced by their extraordinary 2007s
The limited production (330cs) is nearly as good as the profound 2007. Made from 100% Grenache from the sector of Châteauneuf-du-Pape known as Les Pialons, and aged one year in tank and one year in foudre, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a perfumed nose of raspberry confiture, kirsch, spring flowers, licorice and a touch of minerality. Full-bodied with sweet, well-integrated tannins, and a long finish, this impressive, opulent Châteauneuf-du-Pape should drink well for 10-15 years.