2009 Chapelle St. Theodoric "Le Grand Pin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1085162 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 My highest score goes to the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Grand Pin. This impressive, deep ruby-colored, broad wine offers oodles of kirsch liqueur, black raspberry, sweet herb and meat broth-like characteristics, impressively sweet tannin, a full-bodied mouthfeel and stunning purity as well as length. Enjoy this 100% Grenache over the next 15+ years.  (10/2011)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full, bright ruby. Explosive, seductively perfumed scents of fresh red berries, incense and Asian spices. Sappy, palate-staining raspberry and cherry flavors show both power and vivacity, with notes of star anise and candied lavender coming up with air. Finishes silky, sweet and impressively long, the floral and cherry notes echoing. I underrated this wine last year.  (2/2012)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Very dark and lush, with loads of blueberry compote, açaí berry, Black Forest cake and mulled spice flavors all framed by roasted vanilla bean and melted licorice snap notes. Polished and dense through the finish, with nice latent grip for the cellar. A great combination of power and finesse. A new project from Baptiste Grangeon of Domaine de Cristia. Best from 2013 through 2024.  (2/2012)

K&L Notes

From biodynamically farmed vineyards; wine is unfined and unfiltered.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape