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Château Fortia

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2017 Château Fortia Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Floral and pepper red fruits pop in the nose. The wine is fresh, meaty, juicy and long on the palate with loads of dark, peppery, black raspberries and olives in the finish. The wine is made from 85% old vine Grenache and 15% Syrah.

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2017 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Peppery black raspberries, spice, and tannins greet you in the initial sip. Medium-bodied, this is going to require some time in the bottle to soften and better come together. The wine is made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.

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2017 Château Fortia Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Peppery, earthy and filled with loads of Herbs de Provence, with a background note of wood, the wine is classic, juicy and with time, should be an even better experience. The wine is made from 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

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2016 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Stony, spicy and peppery, the wine is full bodied and dark in color as well as in the fruit it offers. There is density and volume with freshness in the mineral driven finish. Give this some time in the bottle. The wine is made from a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.

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2016 Château Fortia Reserve  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Pepper, smoked meat and red fruits are the first thing you note before moving on to the layers of sweet, lush, red fruits and spice on the palate. There is intensity and purity with a strong garrigue note in the ripe finish. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache..

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2016 Château Fortia Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

The spicy notes from the Mouvedre and depth and backbone from the Syrah bring the Grenache home. Medium bodied and fresh with a stony character the finish, this is the best Fortia tradition I can remember tasting in ages. The wine is made from 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah.

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2015 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Meaty, peppery, almost robust styled wine, built around its spicy kirsch, herb and olive, structured character. Produced from a blend of 45% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 15% Mourvedre, it will take at least 5 years or more years in the cellar before it's fun to drink.

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2013 Château Fortia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 87

From a whopping 80% Syrah, with the remainder of the blend taken up with Mourvedre, the wine is peppery, fresh, spicy and tannic.

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2013 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88

Medium bodied, with dark, red, peppery fruits and freshness to the spicy finish. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mouvedre is the blend.

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2013 Château Fortia Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88

Soft and focused on its cherry filled charms, the wine is sweet, fresh and spicy. Made from blending 70% Grenache, 18% Syrah and 12% Mouvedre.

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2012 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Ripe kirsch, freshenss and spice continue into the peppery, cherry finish. From a blend of 44% Grenache, 44% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre.

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2012 Château Fortia Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88

Earthy in its essence, everything is correct and in the right place, but there is a lack of excitement in this 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah blend.

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2011 Château Fortia Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88

Light ruby in hue, this medium bodied, earthy, cherry dominated wine is already open and ready to drink.

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2011 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Bright, fresh, herbaceous red fruits and a crisp red cherry finish. The wine was produced from a blend featuring a whopping 44% Syrah, 44% Grenache and 12% Mourvedre.

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2010 Château Fortia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 85

Strong barnyard aromas that reminded me more of Mr. Ed's stable than wine, it took a while to move past the animal scents to find black cherries and earth. The wine has depth, and some people are going to like it a lot more than I did, but the only way this was going to rock my boat, was if I was going to sea in an Ark. It's a shame because Fortia was one of the better Chateauneuf du Pape wines during the 1970's.

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2010 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

From a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, this is one of the heaviest concentrations of Syrah in Chateauneuf du Pape. This concentrated wine offers sauvage aromas, soil, barnyard, plum and earth along with meat or beef blood. This traditionally styled wine ends with a long finish.

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2003 Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Fully mature, this rich, full bodied, concentrated Chateauneuf du Pape is filled with ripe, jammy cherries and fresh, strawberries. Lush, and lusty, 2003 Fortia is drinking in its sweet spot today.

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1970 Château Fortia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 85

1970 Forita was old, tired and running out of steam. Perhaps other bottles are better. Being my last bottle, I was happy to have shared it with my friends. I've had better bottles. But if this bottle was correct, it's not a wine I would buy in today's marketplace.

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Murky, ruby in color. Jammy, wild strawberry with cherries, beef blood and leafy aromatics started off the perfume. Not many Chateauneuf du Papes will be better at twenty than they were at ten, but at 40, the 1970 Fortia throws out all the rules. In the mouth, thick layers of red and black peppery, ripe fruit and plums with a minor hint of sweet and sour fill your palate with flavor. I doubt this will improve, but who cares at this stage of the game?

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