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M. Chapoutier : Croix de Bois 2013

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The purity of a flamboyant and voluptuous Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

The Châteauneuf-Du-Pape M. Chapoutier "Cross of Wood" 2013 is a plot selection wine that offers all the character of an exceptional terroir located in the east part of the Châteauneuf-Du-Pape appellation, near the village of Bédarrides.

The Southern Rhône Valley’s typical and emblematic soil consists of large, quartzite pebbles and sandy red clay that gives this 100% Grenache all of its intense flavours.

The Châteauneuf-Du-Pape M. Chapoutier "Cross of Wood" 2013 is a vintage noted for its freshness of fruit. The intensity of the aromatic bouquet seduces with blackberry, blackcurrant and jammy black fruit notes. With aeration, it evolves to offer spicy fragrances and garrigue scents. On the palate, the vintage unveils an ample and voluptuous mouthful with smooth, well-integrated tannins that balance with vibrant acidity. A magnificently styled M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-Du-Pape that is powerful and indulgent. It can be enjoyed until 2030.

Parker : 93 / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Always sweeter and more flamboyant than the Barbe Rac, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois offers more kirsch, black raspberry and cassis, as well as ample garrigue and spice nuances. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure and layered, it's about as sexy and voluptuous as they come in this cooler vintage. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming decade.
Rhone ValleyChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Grenache

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Biodynamic wines

J. Robinson
16

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Meridionales

Area
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Color
Red

Producer
M. Chapoutier

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulphites