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Château de la Gardine

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2017 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Powerful layers of dark, spicy, intense fruits soak your palate and hit your nose. This is going to need time to develop, allowing the layers of peppery fruits, herbs and tapenade to come together. The wine is always a bit of a chance as there is never any SO2 used during bottling. The wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 30% Syrah.

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2016 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Ripe, round, dark and juicy, the oak is out in front to greet you, followed by espresso, deep, dark waves of fruit, lush tannins and an opulent textured finish.

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2016 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Big, deep, powerful, fleshy and alcoholic, this makes quite an impression with all its layers of ripe, dark sweet, ripe, flesh fruits.

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2015 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Lush, fat and forward, there is a touch of wood, but there is ample fruit here to move past that point, leaving you with spicy, dark red berries, herbs and kirsch in the finish.

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2015 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

With volume and depth of flavor, the wine offers up its dark, red cherries, coupled with pepper, thyme and herbs with ease. Polished and long, with a saline quality, adding nuances to the finish, this should age and develop nicely. .

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2015 Château de la Gardine l'Immortelle  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Deep in color, with molten black cherries, licorice, smoke and espresso beans that just keep on coming The wine has weight, depth, volume and character. Give it a few years to better integrate all its moving parts.

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2015 Château de la Gardine Peur Bleue  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Layers of fat, dark, juicy, fruits are easy to notice. From there, you find licorice, herbs and olives with more dark berries in the end note. This is a wine to drink you the side as there is never any SO2 used during bottling.

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2014 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

With a kiss of oak at the start, the nose quickly moves to a cherry liqueur and Provencal herb profile. Polished, clean and made in an approachable style for near term drinking.

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2014 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Black raspberries with a saline quality to the minerality, fresh herbs and plums, the wine has a richness to the texture and much of the oak has already integrated. Modern in style, for sure, but that seems to really work in this vintage, giving the wine an extra element and additional roundness.

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2013 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Lush, forward, round and fruity with a peppery, thyme accent that really shines with all the kirsch. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.

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2013 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Concentrated, rich and powerful for the vintage, there is a fatness to the texture, with lush textures that pair perfectly with the fresh, soft, peppery fruits. The blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre is very successful for the vintage.

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2012 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Deep in color, with a pronounced oaky aroma, which is going to be a problem for staunch traditionalists. The wine is filled with licorice, sweet, black cherries, smoke and garrigue. The luscious finish does show an oaky slant to the ripe, dark berries.

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Polished and supple, with soft tannins and a rich, velvety, cherry and kirsch center. Using an almost equal blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2012 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88

Fresh, dark, ripe berries, herbs and spice are present all the way through until the kirsch finish kicks in. Blending 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 114% Syrah and 1% Muscardine produced a wine that reached 14.5% alcohol.

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2011 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 87

Medium bodied, easy going, simple, peppery, red fruits are presented in a pleasant, straight forward manner.

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2010 Château de la Gardine Cuvée des Generations Gaston Philippe  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Modern in style, which is a bit drying on the palate due to the wood, the wine still offers ample layers of sweet, ripe, jammy berries and spice, along with hints of vanilla and coffee.

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2010 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Soft red cherries dominate this structured, concentrated tannic wine. Give this a few more years to develop.

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2010 Château de la Gardine l'Immortelle  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Still dark in color, with a depth of flavor that matches the level of concentration and ripe, fruits found here. It is easy to spot the old vine intensity, in all that dark, red fruit, licorice, spice, smoke and earth. This lushly textured wine should age and develop quite well.

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2009 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Nice traditional Chateauneuf that is drinking well, with its open, jammy kirsch, peppery, garrigue profile.

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1955 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 70

Not much there, there, the little fruit remaining made a valiant effort to find its way though the all the earth, forest and tobacco notes. High in acidity, this is history, but not much in the way of a wine.

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1952 Château de la Gardine  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 75

Only a smattering of fruit remained, yet the wine was still interesting with its barnyard, horse, earth, garrigue and spicy personality. When you consider this is a 60 year old bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, it was all things considered, showing quite well.

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