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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chante Le Merle 2006
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chante Le Merle 2006
(search item no. 96265)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 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
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
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep red. Superripe, roasted cherry and plum aromas are complicated by garrigue, smoked meat and tapenade. Surprisingly energetic on the palate, with deep but focused dark fruit liqueur and bitter chocolate flavors. Stains the palate, finishing sweet, broad and long. Deeper and more powerful than the Tradition but I prefer that wine's relative finesse."
-International Wine Cellar 90-92
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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.