Wine Advocate Review Rated 90 Much more up-front and ready to go, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and the balance Cinsault. Aged 12 months in foudres, it offers textbook Southern Rhone-styled notes of ground pepper, garrigue, leather and sweet red and black fruit to go with a medium-bodied, rich and character-filled profile on the palate. Nicely focused, with good tannin and solid mid-palate depth, it should drink nicely for over a decade (and that's saying something for an 2011). Drink now-2021.
Wine Spectator Review Rated 90 Solid, offering dark plum and blackberry fruit melded with ganache, singed anise and plum pit notes, with a firm feel through the finish. Best from 2014 through 2022.
Wine Tasting Notes Complex, open nose with aromas of blackberry fruit, floral notes of violets, and fresh moss, accented by hints of new leather, ginger and allspice. Rich and harmonious, showing superb maturity. Ripeness and power on the palate. The clean, intense front presents beautiful red fruit and spice, with a touch of minerality. The silky tannin structure provides a long finish of exotic fruit flavors.