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Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017
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This is a red wine imageMont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017

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Wine Enthusiast 95
Delicately whiffs of sun-scorched sage and thyme lend a sultry flair to ripe, lush black cherry and berry. A blend of primarily Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre matured in a small proportion of new oak, it's an intensely ripe, powerful red anchored by fresh mineral tones and firm, structured tannins. At peak now2030 but likely to hold further still.

Jeb Dunnuck 94
I loved the 2017 Chteauneuf Du Pape from barrel last year, and it didnt ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #41950
Location at store:94c
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 15%

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Wine Enthusiast 95
Delicately whiffs of sun-scorched sage and thyme lend a sultry flair to ripe, lush black cherry and berry. A blend of primarily Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre matured in a small proportion of new oak, it's an intensely ripe, powerful red anchored by fresh mineral tones and firm, structured tannins. At peak now2030 but likely to hold further still.

Jeb Dunnuck 94
I loved the 2017 Chteauneuf Du Pape from barrel last year, and it didnt disappoint from bottle. Revealing a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a killer bouquet of crme de cassis, ground pepper, candied violets, garrigue, and a touch of graphite, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a rich, concentrated, structured mouthfeel, and a great finish. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will evolve nicely for 15-20 years or more.

60 Grenache, 30 Syrah, 5 Mourvedre, 5 Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarse, Cinsault
Chteau Mont-Redon owns 100 hectares of the most perfectly-sited vineyards in Chteauneuf-du-Pape. Intense nose with red fruit aromas combined with complex smokiness. Tight and focused tannins on the palate. Enjoyable now but requires a few years of bottle maturation to fully integrate aging notes. Very elegant and refined finish.

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Mont RedonChateau Mont-Redon has been in the Abeille and Fabre families for four generations, with its vineyard omnipresent for centuries. The first vines found at Mont-Redon date back to Roman times, 2,000 years ago. They were planted at the bottom of the hill that gave its name to the Mont-Redon property.

In 1344, "Mourredon", part of the Pope's land holdings, was officially recognized as a vineyard. In the middle of the 18th Century, the nobleman Joseph Ignace d'Astier, a lawyer with a doctorate in Law from Avignon, acquired Mont-Redon. The Mathieu family, descendants of the Astiers, then took ownership.

Anselme Mathieu, who called himself the "Marquis of Mont-Redon", ran the domaine until his mother, Claire Mathieu, died, causing the inheritance to be split up amongst her children. At the same time, in 1866, phylloxera ravaged the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.

In 1923, Henri Plantin purchased Mont-Redon. He worked on grouping together as many parcels as possible, and had the foresight to plant on the wide open plateau, with its rocky soil and forest patches, never before cultivated, that looks over the Château.

Today, Henri Plantin's descendants, the Abeille and Fabre families, continue to search out the best pieces of land with which to ensure the domaine's growth.

The Largest Landowner in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Château Mont-Redon owns 100 hectares of the most perfectly-sited vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. More than half of their vineyards are planted on "diluvium alpin" soil on the highest Mistral (dry southern wines) blown plateaus of the appellation at elevations above 500 feet. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is famous for it's "galet's" or round, heat absorbing pebbles that have been shaped and polished over thousands of years by the Rhone River and spread over time along the appellations highest plains. In some portions of the vineyard this layer can exceed 2 meters in depth forcing the vines roots deep in search of the layer of red clay that lies beneath. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grown in these conditions produce wines that are generous, powerful, tannic and concentrated.

The remaining vineyards sit in two distinct soils, the first being primarily sand that was created when the Rhone River shifted course bringing with it the smallest parts of the soil, which broke into smaller pieces still (sand). These soils increases the aromatic character of Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.

Urgonian Limestone soils make up the remaining vineyards. Soils here are shallower and give excellent results with the white varieties, rich with aromas of white and citrus fruits.

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Deborah

The Best Chateauneuf du Pape I have tried

"This luxurious Chateauneuf du Pape is, to my taste, the perfect red. Rich , warm and welcoming. I would be delighted to sit in front of a fire drinking this great red while enjoying a Mozart symphony and reading Henry the Fifth. A collection of my favorite things. A friend who has lived in Paris said this wine was "Baby Jesus in velvet pants".It sounds better in French.The English translation sounds odd but it expresses the wonderful feelings of joy and celebration that this Chateauneuf brings to ones palet. Try this wine and you will do just what I did. Stock up on this treasure of the vintners art. You could serve this with a standing rib, a goose, a duck , in fact it would make any food a special feast. Or on it's own with a wonderful Stilton. Indulge yourself and try this Chateauneuf du Pape."

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