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Domaine de la Charbonnière

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2021
90
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, kirsch. black raspberries, herbs, and fennel in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, soft, forward palate. You can enjoy this on release and for close to a decade after that. Drink from 2024-2032.

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, kirsch. black raspberries, herbs, and fennel in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, soft, forward palate. You can enjoy this on release and for close to a decade after that. Drink from 2024-2032.

1,205 Views   Tasted
2021
92
Flowers, spices, fennel, cherries, herbs, and peppery essences combine in the nose and on the medium-bodied, savory-edged, pepper-infused palate. The wine blends Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and a dash of Cinsault. Drink from 2024-2035.

Flowers, spices, fennel, cherries, herbs, and peppery essences combine in the nose and on the medium-bodied, savory-edged, pepper-infused palate. The wine blends Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and a dash of Cinsault. Drink from 2024-2035.

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2020
92
Herbs, espresso, spicy red berries, and peppery kirsch create the nose. The wine offers silky-textured, vibrant, herb and pepper stained fruit on the palate with a peppery nuance in the red berry finish. The blend was produced from mostly old vine Grenache with equal amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre and just a drop of Cinsault. Drink from 2022-2032.

Herbs, espresso, spicy red berries, and peppery kirsch create the nose. The wine offers silky-textured, vibrant, herb and pepper stained fruit on the palate with a peppery nuance in the red berry finish. The blend was produced from mostly old vine Grenache with equal amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre and just a drop of Cinsault. Drink from 2022-2032.

1,369 Views   Tasted
2020
92
Spicy kirsch and scents of roses along with licorice, smoke and espresso is already easy to find on the nose. Round, fresh and fruity, as well as soft and vibrant on the palate, this will be quite easy to enjoy on the young side. Drink from 2022-2032.

Spicy kirsch and scents of roses along with licorice, smoke and espresso is already easy to find on the nose. Round, fresh and fruity, as well as soft and vibrant on the palate, this will be quite easy to enjoy on the young side. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2016
92
Spice box aromas are perfect for the rich, deep, fresh, sweet, round, supple textured red berries. The peppery, plummy, soft textured finish tastes as good as it feels. Drink this young or age it for more secondary nuances.

Spice box aromas are perfect for the rich, deep, fresh, sweet, round, supple textured red berries. The peppery, plummy, soft textured finish tastes as good as it feels. Drink this young or age it for more secondary nuances.

2,541 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Combining freshness, elegance and peppery, spicy, red fruits with that Southern Rhone herbal quality, the wine leaves you with a fabulous, peppery kick in the finish. The blend was produced from 69% Grenache 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 1% Cinsault.

Combining freshness, elegance and peppery, spicy, red fruits with that Southern Rhone herbal quality, the wine leaves you with a fabulous, peppery kick in the finish. The blend was produced from 69% Grenache 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 1% Cinsault.

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2016
95
The depth of flavor is even more noticeable than the dark color the wine is concentrated, full bodied and intense. Spicy, meaty, smoky, with layers of peppered black raspberries at every turn, give this time in the cellar for the Syrah to further develop and the tannins will soften as well. This should age nicely. The wine was produced using a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

The depth of flavor is even more noticeable than the dark color the wine is concentrated, full bodied and intense. Spicy, meaty, smoky, with layers of peppered black raspberries at every turn, give this time in the cellar for the Syrah to further develop and the tannins will soften as well. This should age nicely. The wine was produced using a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

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2016
97
Deep ruby in color, the concentrated wine is lusciously textured, round, sweet and sensuous. The silky tannins and layers of sweet, ripe, pure cherries feels, tastes, and smells beguiling. The wine was produced from 90% old vine Grenache tempered with 10% Mourvedre.

Deep ruby in color, the concentrated wine is lusciously textured, round, sweet and sensuous. The silky tannins and layers of sweet, ripe, pure cherries feels, tastes, and smells beguiling. The wine was produced from 90% old vine Grenache tempered with 10% Mourvedre.

3,284 Views   Tasted
2015
91
With equal amounts of earth and pepper, the wine is forward, soft and silky with polished tannins and a blast of spicy, sweet, red fruits in the finish. The entry level of wine here, offers good value and it's ready to drink on release.

With equal amounts of earth and pepper, the wine is forward, soft and silky with polished tannins and a blast of spicy, sweet, red fruits in the finish. The entry level of wine here, offers good value and it's ready to drink on release.

1,990 Views   Tasted
2015
92
Soft textured, with elegant, silky tannins, concentration of flavor and loads of sweet, ripe, juicy, peppery cherries in the finish The wine was produced from 70% Grenache 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.

Soft textured, with elegant, silky tannins, concentration of flavor and loads of sweet, ripe, juicy, peppery cherries in the finish The wine was produced from 70% Grenache 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.

3,499 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Deep in color, with an equal depth of flavor, the wine is rich, concentrated, deep and long. There is a wealth of fruit here and a finish that really fills you up with its spicy red berries and ripe, tannins. You can age this stunner, or drink it young. The wine was produced using a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

Deep in color, with an equal depth of flavor, the wine is rich, concentrated, deep and long. There is a wealth of fruit here and a finish that really fills you up with its spicy red berries and ripe, tannins. You can age this stunner, or drink it young. The wine was produced using a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

2,646 Views   Tasted
2015
93
As you would expect, there is real old vine intensity of flavor and concentration here. The Grenache is quite peppery, the finish is long and the fruit in the end note has a real kick to it.

As you would expect, there is real old vine intensity of flavor and concentration here. The Grenache is quite peppery, the finish is long and the fruit in the end note has a real kick to it.

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2014
91
Black cherries, fennel and stone notes get things going. The wine is medium bodied, forward and leaves with polished, spicy black raspberries in the finish.

Black cherries, fennel and stone notes get things going. The wine is medium bodied, forward and leaves with polished, spicy black raspberries in the finish.

1,327 Views   Tasted
Earthy red fruits, with a fresh thyme accent and loads of ripe sweet cherries create a silky, medium bodied wine of pleasure.

Earthy red fruits, with a fresh thyme accent and loads of ripe sweet cherries create a silky, medium bodied wine of pleasure.

1,202 Views   Tasted
2013
90
Notes of licorice and black cherry are open from the start. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, sweet and forward. 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre create the blend.

Notes of licorice and black cherry are open from the start. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, sweet and forward. 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre create the blend.

1,836 Views   Tasted
2013
91
Soft, silky and smooth red fruits with lush textures and a forward approach. The wine is a blend of 70% Grenache and an even split of Syrah and Mourvedre.

Soft, silky and smooth red fruits with lush textures and a forward approach. The wine is a blend of 70% Grenache and an even split of Syrah and Mourvedre.

2,120 Views   Tasted
2013
91
Earthy, spicy and dark, the unusual, high percentage of Syrah in the blend adds more fat, freshness and peppery spices than usual to the wine. The wine is split evenly between Grenache and Syrah in the blend.

Earthy, spicy and dark, the unusual, high percentage of Syrah in the blend adds more fat, freshness and peppery spices than usual to the wine. The wine is split evenly between Grenache and Syrah in the blend.

2,658 Views   Tasted
2013
92
Polished, silky, red fruits with sweetness and round sensations on the mid palate, finishing with a soft, ripe, red fruit filled finish.

Polished, silky, red fruits with sweetness and round sensations on the mid palate, finishing with a soft, ripe, red fruit filled finish.

2,135 Views   Tasted
2012
92
Soft, elegant and refined kirsch and spicy finish came from a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah.

Soft, elegant and refined kirsch and spicy finish came from a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah.

3,391 Views   Tasted
2012
92
Good color, with silky tannins, freshness, and ripe, zippy, pepper black and blue fruits are already open and ready for business. From 60% Grenache 39% Syrah and 1% Counoise.

Good color, with silky tannins, freshness, and ripe, zippy, pepper black and blue fruits are already open and ready for business. From 60% Grenache 39% Syrah and 1% Counoise.

2,434 Views   Tasted
2012
93
Supple, soft fruits with intensity and depth, sweet, ripe tannins and a spicy, lush character in finish. From a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15.5% ABV.

Supple, soft fruits with intensity and depth, sweet, ripe tannins and a spicy, lush character in finish. From a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15.5% ABV.

2,730 Views   Tasted
2012
92
From a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah, the wine serves a bushel of sweet ripe cherries in every sip, coupled with fresh herbs, licorice and pliant textures.

From a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah, the wine serves a bushel of sweet ripe cherries in every sip, coupled with fresh herbs, licorice and pliant textures.

2,054 Views   Tasted
2011
90
Spicy berries, soft, lusty textures are topped by peppery, fresh, spicy red fruits and herbs in the finish.

Spicy berries, soft, lusty textures are topped by peppery, fresh, spicy red fruits and herbs in the finish.

2,295 Views   Tasted
2011
91
Silky, polished and smooth, the fresh, sweet, black raspberries make an appearance and leave a long impression in the finish. From a blend of 60% Grenache, 39% Syrah and 1% Counoise, the wine rechaed 15.5% ABV.

Silky, polished and smooth, the fresh, sweet, black raspberries make an appearance and leave a long impression in the finish. From a blend of 60% Grenache, 39% Syrah and 1% Counoise, the wine rechaed 15.5% ABV.

2,458 Views   Tasted
2011
90
From 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah, the wine opens with notes of barbecue, black raspberry and herbs. Elegantly elegant textured, with a medium bodied finish, the wine serves up a delicious kirsch note in the finish.

From 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah, the wine opens with notes of barbecue, black raspberry and herbs. Elegantly elegant textured, with a medium bodied finish, the wine serves up a delicious kirsch note in the finish.

1,435 Views   Tasted
2011
90
Blending 90% Grenache with 10% Mourvedre produce a plush, polished black cherry, spice and peppery wine. Open in style, easy drinking silky, fresh fruits appear with a touch of dryness in the 15.5% ABV finish.

Blending 90% Grenache with 10% Mourvedre produce a plush, polished black cherry, spice and peppery wine. Open in style, easy drinking silky, fresh fruits appear with a touch of dryness in the 15.5% ABV finish.

1,997 Views   Tasted
2010
91
This wine remains one of the best values in Chateauneuf du Pape and one whiff and sip reminded me why. Filled with black pepper, black raspberry, kirsch and jam, this soft, lush, deep wine ends with layers of spicy, black raspberries.

This wine remains one of the best values in Chateauneuf du Pape and one whiff and sip reminded me why. Filled with black pepper, black raspberry, kirsch and jam, this soft, lush, deep wine ends with layers of spicy, black raspberries.

2,294 Views   Tasted
This wine remains one of the best values in Chateauneuf du Pape and one whiff and sip reminded me why. Filled with black pepper, black raspberry, kirsch and jam, this soft, lush, deep wine ends with layers of spicy, black raspberries.

This wine remains one of the best values in Chateauneuf du Pape and one whiff and sip reminded me why. Filled with black pepper, black raspberry, kirsch and jam, this soft, lush, deep wine ends with layers of spicy, black raspberries.

1,517 Views   Tasted
2010
94
Showing silky, fleshy, polished, pure cherries and a long, finish packed with a mélange of ripe, spicy, sweet, juicy, lush fruits. At this level of quality, this wine sells for a song.

Showing silky, fleshy, polished, pure cherries and a long, finish packed with a mélange of ripe, spicy, sweet, juicy, lush fruits. At this level of quality, this wine sells for a song.

4,359 Views   Tasted
Deep in color, with aromas of fresh cracked black pepper, licorice, jam, blackberry, plum and earth. Round and full bodied, with tannin to age, this will be better after a year or two in the cellar.

Deep in color, with aromas of fresh cracked black pepper, licorice, jam, blackberry, plum and earth. Round and full bodied, with tannin to age, this will be better after a year or two in the cellar.

2,889 Views   Tasted
2010
94
Concentrated with layers of deep, ripe, fleshy, ripe, intense cherries, pepper and spice, the wine is clean, fresh, long and impressive. It is difficult to find that many wines this good that still sell for a very fair price.

Concentrated with layers of deep, ripe, fleshy, ripe, intense cherries, pepper and spice, the wine is clean, fresh, long and impressive. It is difficult to find that many wines this good that still sell for a very fair price.

5,040 Views   Tasted
Packed with jammy black raspberry, kirsch, black cherry and fresh Provencal herbs, this rich, ripe, full bodied wine offers ample freshness, ripeness and concentration.

Packed with jammy black raspberry, kirsch, black cherry and fresh Provencal herbs, this rich, ripe, full bodied wine offers ample freshness, ripeness and concentration.

3,349 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Earth, herbs, fresh cherries and spice, this medium bodied, elegant, supple textured, Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well young.

Earth, herbs, fresh cherries and spice, this medium bodied, elegant, supple textured, Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well young.

5,264 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Full bodied, lushly textured, dark in color, with layers of ripe, sweet, black cherry, licorice, kirsch, jam and garrigue. This is already drinking great.

Full bodied, lushly textured, dark in color, with layers of ripe, sweet, black cherry, licorice, kirsch, jam and garrigue. This is already drinking great.

1,590 Views   Tasted
2007
93
No decanting is needed, just pop, pour, and enjoy the essence of creamy-textured kirsch, cherries, herbs, spice, and cocoa in the supple-textured, fruit-filled finish. Drink from 2023-2030.

No decanting is needed, just pop, pour, and enjoy the essence of creamy-textured kirsch, cherries, herbs, spice, and cocoa in the supple-textured, fruit-filled finish. Drink from 2023-2030.

1,719 Views   Tasted
Drinking at peak, this superb, supple-textured, luscious, rich wine is packed with ripe, peppery black cherries and herbs. There is length, freshness, concentration and richness in the peppery tinged finish. Popped and poured, there is no reason not to be drinking this today.

Drinking at peak, this superb, supple-textured, luscious, rich wine is packed with ripe, peppery black cherries and herbs. There is length, freshness, concentration and richness in the peppery tinged finish. Popped and poured, there is no reason not to be drinking this today.

3,519 Views   Tasted
Much better than the previous, bottle. Popped & poured, as the wine opened in the glass, the sensual textures really took hold. The ripe, juicy, spicy, kirsch and black cherry shined, from start to finish. Concentrated, full bodied and with no hard edges, this is drinking in the sweet spot.

Much better than the previous, bottle. Popped & poured, as the wine opened in the glass, the sensual textures really took hold. The ripe, juicy, spicy, kirsch and black cherry shined, from start to finish. Concentrated, full bodied and with no hard edges, this is drinking in the sweet spot.

3,879 Views   Tasted
Ready to go at 9 years of age. Soft, silky, kirsch fruits, garrigue and peppery notes. Medium bodied, elegant and developed, I'm drinking my remaining bottles over the next 5 years or so. I really like the way this feels and tastes, but it does not seem to have a lot of stuffing remaining for long term aging. This wine seems to be on a faster evolutionary curve than it was, only a few short years ago.

Ready to go at 9 years of age. Soft, silky, kirsch fruits, garrigue and peppery notes. Medium bodied, elegant and developed, I'm drinking my remaining bottles over the next 5 years or so. I really like the way this feels and tastes, but it does not seem to have a lot of stuffing remaining for long term aging. This wine seems to be on a faster evolutionary curve than it was, only a few short years ago.

3,990 Views   Tasted
From a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre, the wine shows quite young. The fresh black raspberry, kirsch, truffle and thyme notes is coupled with a nice density of texture and more juicy kirsch in the finish. this is one of the more youthful 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape's tasted lately

From a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre, the wine shows quite young. The fresh black raspberry, kirsch, truffle and thyme notes is coupled with a nice density of texture and more juicy kirsch in the finish. this is one of the more youthful 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape's tasted lately

4,132 Views   Tasted
2007
94
There is a lot to like about this wine, including the price! Jammy blackberry, stone, earth, Provencal herbs, black rasperry jam and spice aromas are all over the place. This voluptuous, full bodied wine finishes with a big mouthful of sweet, jammy berries and kirsch. This is worth buying by the case!

There is a lot to like about this wine, including the price! Jammy blackberry, stone, earth, Provencal herbs, black rasperry jam and spice aromas are all over the place. This voluptuous, full bodied wine finishes with a big mouthful of sweet, jammy berries and kirsch. This is worth buying by the case!

6,007 Views   Tasted
2001
92
With a perfume redolent of jammy black cherries, fresh strawberry, pepper, herbs and a hint of fennel, this full bodied Chateauneuf du Pape offers a lot of bang for the buck. Richly textured, with a finish filled with soft dark, spicy cherries. This is fully mature and will probably show best over the next 2-5 years. This would show very well in blind tastings against more expensive wines, 92 Pts

With a perfume redolent of jammy black cherries, fresh strawberry, pepper, herbs and a hint of fennel, this full bodied Chateauneuf du Pape offers a lot of bang for the buck. Richly textured, with a finish filled with soft dark, spicy cherries. This is fully mature and will probably show best over the next 2-5 years. This would show very well in blind tastings against more expensive wines, 92 Pts

3,689 Views   Tasted
1998
94
Filled with kirsch, iodine, chocolate, licorice, dark berry filled preserves, earth and pepper aromas, this rich, full bodied, intense, ripe wine ends with dense, powerful, peppery, jammy berries. This remains one of the top values for 98 Chateauneuf du Pape.

Filled with kirsch, iodine, chocolate, licorice, dark berry filled preserves, earth and pepper aromas, this rich, full bodied, intense, ripe wine ends with dense, powerful, peppery, jammy berries. This remains one of the top values for 98 Chateauneuf du Pape.

2,732 Views   Tasted