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Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2009

Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2009

750ML     
Sku: 065455

Review
2009 Vintage, Retasted 2/12/2012 "Far more complex than when tasted last summer. It now shows medium weight black and red fruit, with a gorgeous garrigue on the nose and repeated on the palate. Added weight as I got deeper into the glass. Showing beautifully now; if you have more than one, it would be a good time to try it. This will continue to gain weight with more time in bottle, so I wouldn't drink my last bottle now. Fortunately, it is still available. If you try one and like it now, you can still come back for more."

Paul Bressler,
67 Wine Rhone Buyer

2009: "The Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape 2009 has a core of dark red fruit - black raspberry and black cherry. Secondary flavors have just started to develop. There is no substitute for time, and this is still a baby. It's well balanced, and a good, enjoyable wine right now. The future for the '09 Milliere, though, looks very bright."

Paul Bressler,
67 Wine Rhone Buyer, July 2011


Rating
2009: 92 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (from 80-100 year old vines) exhibits a dark ruby/plum color as well as a big, voluptuous mouthfeel revealing copious pepper, garrigue, black cherry, lavender and damp earth notes. It is a full-bodied, luscious, sexy example of Chateauneuf du Pape to enjoy over the next decade."

2009: 92-95 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Oct 2010: "The stunning 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (from 80-100+ year old vines) gives some credibility to the vignerons' arguments that in the drought-stricken 2009 growing season, the northern Chateauneuf du Pape parcels were less impacted than those in the south. Domaine La Milliere's vineyards are all in the northern sector. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2009 possesses abundant blackberry, black cherry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of camphor, truffles, garrigue and licorice. Dense, thick and rich, it is potentially one of the few 2009 Chateauneuf du Papes that will eclipse its 2007 counterpart. An opulent, voluptuous texture, long finish and heady combination of herbs and super-concentrated fruit make for a wine that can be drunk upon release or cellared for 12-15 years."

2009: 92 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "This is alluring, with warm ganache and black tea notes leading the way for velvety-textured fig sauce, plum and crushed blackberry fruit. The long finish is filled with licorice and anise. Drink now through 2023.<"

2009: 90-92 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby. Powerful aromas of black raspberry, licorice, garrigue and smoked meat. Dense and ripe, with good depth adding to the dark berry and licorice pastille flavors. Broad, chewy and ripe in style, reminding me a bit of a wine from 2007, showing good finishing cling and length."


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