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2000 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape (750ml - Full Bottle)

2000 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape  (750ml)

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Vintage 2000
Varietal Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Bottle Size 750
Classification A.O.C.
Style Red
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The explosive 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. No wood was used in its upbringing, and there was no bleeding of the tanks to increase concentration. Made from extremely old vines, it is a fabulous effort boasting an opaque purple color along with a gorgeously sweet nose of candied licorice, blackberry liqueur, underbrush, pepper, and kirsch. It is superbly concentrated, multilayered, voluptuously-textured, and exceptionally long (45 seconds). It is a traditional blend of 82% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and 5% Vaccarese. It should hit its prime in 4-6 years, peak at around age 10-15, and last for 20+ years. It is an awesome performance from one of Chateauneuf du Pape's emerging stars.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
eviewer, Robert Parker - The Hedonist's Gazette - The 2000 is pure, silky sex in a bottle, whereas the 1998 is more animal and rustic. Both are marvelous examples of old vine Grenache-based Ch√Ęteauneuf du Pape that has never seen a day in wood ... old or new.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The glories at this estate are unquestionably their Chateauneuf du Papes. Fashioned from a blend of 82% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, and a dollop of Vacarese, the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape initially appears closed, but with 30 minutes of airing, it explodes from the glass. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet nose of creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, licorice, pepper, and underbrush. Voluptuously-textured and exceptionally long (the finish lasts 45+ seconds), with silky tannin, low acidity, and full body, it is less tannic and delineated than the 2001, but it offers a gorgeous, seductive mouthful of old vine Chateauneuf du Pape. It will age effortlessly for 12-15 years. Readers who believe Chateauneuf du Pape can not be a wine of finesse and elegance should taste Charvin!

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