2010 Chimere Chateauneuf du Pape Magnum - OWC 1500ml

2010 Chimere Chateauneuf du Pape Magnum - OWC 1500ml

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2010 Chimere Chateauneuf du Pape Magnum - 98+ pts 
The biggest surprise – who makes this wine? It is a partnership between Clos Saint-Jean’s Maurel brothers, Vincent and Pascal, the famed oenologist Philippe Cambie, and none other than California’s reclusive genius from Ojai, Manfred Krankl. The debut vintage, the 2010 boasts an inky/blue/purple color, stunningly pure blueberry fruit intermixed with licorice, graphite, crushed rock and spring flower characteristics, full body and sweet, well-integrated tannins. Only four 300-liter barrels were made, so availability will be scarce. It will require 5-6 years of cellaring and should last for 25+ years.

 

    

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98+ RP - Another amazing offering is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chimere, a blend of 93% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache and the rest white varietals. Packaged in a distinctive Italian glass bottle, this inky/purple-colored 2010 exhibits notes of blueberries, charcoal, roasted herbs and scorched earth. The complex aromas are followed by a full-bodied, super intense, young, unevolved wine that was bottled April 26, 2012, but still resembles a barrel sample. As the wine sits in the glass, aromas of blueberries, licorice and graphite emerge. While the tannins are sweet, they are abundant. This remarkable effort came from one 300-liter foudre. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3 decades. By the way, it is about 16% natural alcohol so it is actually less powerful than the 2011. Kudos to Manfred Krankl, Pascal and Vincent Maurel, and Philippe Cambie for this remarkable effort.
Varietal Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2010
Rating 98+ RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Southern Rhone
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
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Varietal Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2010
Rating 98+ RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Southern Rhone
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Production
100 cases

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