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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2004
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2004
(search item no. 88425)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits plenty of licorice, pepper, cherries, and some plum-like fruit with hints of Asian spice and incense. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, and lively with some light tannins. Give it 1-2 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 10-12 years."
-Wine Advocate 89-91 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.