Chateau de Vaudieu 2012 (France: Rhone, Southern)

Name Chateau de Vaudieu 2012
Varietal Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "Gorgeous, pure floral, raspberry and kirsch aromas lead the way, followed by intense cherry and blackberry fruit allied to substantial yet silky tannins. The long mineral- and shiso leaf—tinged finish lets the elements drape beautifully. Best from 2016 through 2030. 800 cases imported." (Wine Spectator)

Additional Notes

"The classic 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape checks in as a destemmed blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah that spent 18 months in barrel. Offering up impressive kirsch, black raspberry, dried spices and garrigue, this medium to full-bodied 2012 has an elegant, seamless texture, fantastic purity and sweet tannin that emerges on the finish. There’s certainly a polished, slightly modern feel here, but it’s perfectly balanced and loaded with character. Enjoy this beauty over the coming 8-10 years." (Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate) "Deep ruby. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, lavender and smoky minerals, with a sexy spicecake quality emerging with aeration. Juicy and precise, with sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors given lift and spine by tangy acidity. Silky tannins come up slowly on the long, sappy finish, which leaves spicecake and floral notes behind." (Josh Raynolds, Vinous)



Scores Press* Points Other  
WS: 93 pts  
WA: 92 pts  
VIN: 91 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
15.0 Full Light

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter