Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
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‘The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois comes from a single vineyard near the town of Bedarrides and, as with the Barbe Rac, is 100% destemmed Grenache aged in concrete tanks. While I ordinarily prefer the Barbe Rac in terms of quality, this cuvée, which comes from cooler, more clays soils, offers a touch more purity and precision in 2019. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and nicely focused on the palate, it has incredibly Provençal notes of red and black fruits, peppery garrigue, saddle leather, and chalky minerality. It’s also perfectly balanced. I’d happily drink a bottle today, but a few years in the cellar will do it well, and it will certainly evolve for two decades.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, 97/100

‘Rumbles with dark currant and cherry fruit steeped with licorice root, bay leaf and chestnut accents, this also has a solid strip of dark earth and warm paving stone running underneath. Exudes both a perfumy edge and an old-school feel. One for the cellar. 2024 - 2034.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 94/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Michel Chapoutier
Alcohol 15.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Grenache
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Grenache
Rating JD 97
Producer information Michel Chapoutier is the ultimate overachiever. Not only do his thrilling single-vineyard wines set the benchmark for the entire Rhône Valley, but he also produces some of the best value wines on the planet. With a 200-year history, wines from all corners of the Rhône and supreme quality throughout, Michel Chapoutier is the king of the Rhône Valley. Organic and biodynamic farming principles, together with traditional winemaking in top appellations, produce structured wines with long ageing potential. The wines tend to be generous, but each one speaks of its terroir and shows immaculate balance.
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