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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chante Le Merle 1998
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chante Le Merle 1998
(search item no. 12745)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

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About Bosquet des Papes:

This estate is owned by the meticulous Maurice Boiron and is consistently among the finest wines of the appellation. The vineyards are planted to 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 2% Vaccarese. There are 40 different parcels dispersed throughout the appellation. Average age of the vines is 35-40 years with some of the Grenache nearly 100 years old.