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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
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 12/19/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 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:

Winemaker’s since 1860, the Boiron family knows a thing or two about their craft. It began Emmanuel Boiron who married into a well-know winemaking family and continued with his son, Joseph-Victor, in 1890. Joseph-Victor had his work cut-out for him thanks to phylloxera that wiped out his father’s vines. Years later, in 1936, Joseph-Victor deposed the name ‘Clos Chantelmerle’; the first official name of the estate. In 1923, his son Joseph ensured the continuation of the estate. Joseph’s son Maurice helped to create the name ‘Domaine Bosquet des Papes’ in 1966 and took the helm ten years later. Fast-forward to today…Maurice’s son Nicolas is making all of the wines today.