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Domaine Charvin

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2017 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Hints of licorice, ripe, dark red fruits, earth and herbs start off the wine. On the palate, the wine is sweet, juicy, fresh and fruity and a nice, soft, elegance to the finish. The wine was made blending 82% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 4% Counoise and 4% Vaccarese.

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2016 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Polished, purity of fruit, length and freshness, along with silky textures, concentration and symmetry. Classic in all the right ways, this is a knockout wine and a contender for the best vintage Charvin has produced yet! The wine was made blending 82% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 4% Counoise and 4% Vaccarese.

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2015 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Showing a good depth of color, with loads of juicy, fleshy, black cherries, plums, thyme, cracked pepper and herbs. The wine balances between perfectly, being full bodied and elegant, with a soft, silky, spicy, kirsch packed finish.

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2014 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Sensuous red fruits, silky textures and fresh, red berries with a spicy note that sticks with you from start to finish. Polished and pure, this is already quite tasty to drink.

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2013 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

With ripe, sweet, fresh red cherries, herb and earthy notes, that are made even better with the blast of kirsch and garrigue in the soft, silky, elegant, finish.

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2012 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Tight at the moment, air and coaxing helped, but it took effort to find the fresh, bright, red berries, thyme and assorted herbs. Medium bodied, and on the fresh side, the finish leaves you with just picked strawberry, kirsch and spice sensations. I'm waiting a few more years before popping another cork.

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2011 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Elegant, silky, fresh and forward, this medium bodied wine is already tasty, with its soft, silky textured, bright red berry fruits, earth, spice and floral notes.

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2010 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Concentrated, long, deep and fresh, layers of sweet, jammy black raspberries, kirsch and peppery red fruits feel great on your palate. Elegance and depth create a great expression of Grenache that ends with a basket of ripe cherries. Good now, this is going to get better with a few more years of bottle age.

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2009 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Voluptuous textures, sweet, ripe, black raspberries, kirsch, pepper and wet earth scents and a long, tasty, fresh, jammy, red berry and spice filled finish is found in sip after sip of this beauty. Perfect with Coq a Vin on a cold, wintery night. OK, cold for Los Angeles.

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2007 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Lush, dense, full bodied, round, concentrated wine with very ripe, dark cherry, fig and kirsch notes. Expressive and, easy to drink, there is no heat, but this is a very, ripe, sweet, richly textured wine.

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Intense, classically styled, with ample concentration and structure to age and develop, the fruit is fresh, sweet and spicy with fresh, black raspberries, cherries, thyme and garrigue. I'm going through many of my 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape's at the moment, and 2007 Charvin is the most youthful and least developed so far. This was produced from a blend of 85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Vaccarese.

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This powerful perfume jumps with fresh kirsch liqueur, jam, pepper, spice, black raspberry and earthy aromas. Soft, opulent and multi layers, this suave Chateauneuf du Pape finishes with a long, pure sensation of ripe sweet, black cherries, strawberry and fresh pepper.

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2006 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

A beautiful nose of Fromboise, kirsch, pepper, spice and earth open to an elegantly textured, soft, sweet, wine that finishes with supple, black and red, spicy cherries. Drink it now, or age it for up to a decade, it's a very stylish Chateauneuf du Pape.

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2005 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Starting to show its ample, fresh, spicy, kirsch, strawberry and peppery, soft charms, this finesse styled wine is ready for drinking.

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2003 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Definitely fully ready for prime time, with its pepper, jammy kirsch, black raspberry and garrigue filled personality. I liked the wine, but it could use a little more freshness in the spicy, red berry, dominated finish.

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2001 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

At peak, this has all the ripe, sweet, juicy, earthy kirsch, garrigue, pepper and licorice you need from start to finish. Lusciously textured, with loads of licorice infused cherries and herbs on the palate, no decanting is needed. Just pop and pour.

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The best bottle of this wine I've ever tasted! The wine was all about the purity of the sweet, fresh cherries, luscious, rich textures, concentration of fruit and the bouquet, with its kirsch, garrigue, charcoal, licorice, spice and floral charm. Part of what makes this really great is the balance between elegance and lusty southern Rhone charm. This is fully mature and will remain at this level for at least another 5 years. If you have a bottle, you should be popping a cork on this beauty today!

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With 20 minutes of air, the wine softened and delivered fresh, ripe, sweet, cherries, spice, kirsch and fresh herbs. Silky in texture, refined in personality, after 60 minutes of air, the finished developed a green, stemmy, olive note that was quite strong. Some tasters will find that a complexity, others will see it as off putting.

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Fresh cracked black pepper, sweet black raspberries, cherries, strawberries and earth produce a strong perfume. Silky in texture, the wine finishes with elegant sensations of an array of ripe, red berries and herbs. There is a lot of purity in the fruit.

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2000 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

A nice wine here, with lots of sweet, soft, elegant, ripe, red fruits. But the fruit seems to be fading. I'd drink this sooner than later before it looses more of its fruit.

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Krisch, garrigue, pepper and strawberry jam make up the perfume. Rich and elegantly textured, this spicy, sweet, juicy wine finishes with soft black raspberry jam and dark cherry. This suave wine is fully mature.

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This beautifully styled Chateauneuf du Pape was filled with jammy strawberry, garrigue, licorice, black cherry and fresh cherry aromas. Soft and silky in the mouth, this medium bodied, mature wine ends with flavors of fresh, spicy, jammy cherries. This wine should be drunk up over the next few years as it lacks the same level of power is showed a few years ago.

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2000 Charvin is filled with fresh ground pepper, jammy black raspberry, kirsch, plum and Provencal herb scents. Long, fresh, intense and mouth filling, this mature Chateauneuf du Pape ends with ripe, spicy, jammy, black cherry flavors.

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1998 Domaine Charvin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Fully mature, aromas of fresh, Provencal herbs, black cherry, licorice and wet earth pop with little effort. Lush, silky and fresh, the kirsch finish carries through.

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1998 Charvin personifies the elegant side of Chateauneuf du Pape. With its cherry, strawberry and rhubarb fruit profile, complicated by spice and freshly ground pepper, this suave, richly textured wine is probably close to fully mature. The wine ends with a fresh, bright fruit and slice profile.

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