Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape “Les Origines” 2018
Chateauneuf du Pape “Les Origines”
Det er utroligt, hvad Jaume-brødrene hos Grand Veneur kan vride ud af deres gamle grenache-vinstokke! Tætte, saftige vine med blød jordbærfrugt og kirsebærlikør krydret med lidt skov og frisk peber. Det er vine, der scorer virkelig højt på nydelsesbarometeret samtidig med at de har stor kompleksitet.
Parker: “This estate, under the leadership of Sebastien and Christophe Jaume, continues to be one of the reference point producers for relatively modern styled Châteauneuf du Papes. In addition to their top tier efforts, the portfolio is loaded with smoking values at just about every price point. I’ve listed domaine wines under Domaine Grand Veneur, and the negociant wines under Alain Jaume, which I believe might also include some vineyards owned by the Jaume family as well. Regardless, the quality here is superb across the range.
94 points Robert Parker94+ The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape les Origines offers up scents of lavender and thyme on the nose, accenting red berries and cherries. This full-bodied effort reveals an intriguing tautness on the palate, with tart, redcurrant and pie-cherry notes juxtaposed against hints of dark chocolate. It seems to have tightened up a bit since I tasted it last year. The tannins are more prominent here than in many 2018s, suggesting that a couple of years in the cellar wouldn’t hurt, as there’s ample concentration and plenty of fruit-driven length on the finish.
93 points VinousBrilliant ruby. Energetic red and blue fruit, candied licorice and floral scents take on a spicy aspect with air. At once weighty and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a peppery flourish. Shows fine definition on a long, spicy finish that features dusty tannins and a resonating cherry preserve note.
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