2010 Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

2010 bosquet des papes cdp

colonelgrape: 93. This bottle didn’t wow me like the 2007 but this is a quality bottle. 2010 was a very strong year and this bottle is findable at $35-45. With top producers selling for $100+ this is a crazy good value. Tight and young, full bodied, black raspberry/cherry/and currant. Classic Rhone spices and earth. This is more in line with a typical CdP wheras the 2007 was more unique. It was approachable now but I think this will drink better in 5-10 years. For the price I’d recommend a case and cellaring it.

MobyGrape: 90. What a difference a few years make!  If you’re anything like me, you scoff at the snots that talk about “how much better the 2007 was than the 2008, and Buffy, can you gas up the jet?  I think I’ll weekend at the estate in Monaco!”.  Most of the time I think they’re full of it.  Sadly, I have to admit that it’s true.  The 2007 is night and day compared to this 2010.  They had some similar notes of #2 pencil but this one wasn’t as earthy and deliciously grungy.  Still a great drink though.  Now somebody find Buffy, the jet needs gas!

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