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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Chateau La Nerthe * 2000
Chateau La Nerthe * 2000
(search item no. 53741)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $45.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 9 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002!

"Big wine, but so reined and sleek, it comes across as delicate on the palate. Plenty of finely tuned oak, with vanilla, chocolate and mocha aromas that blend into the sweet red and blackberry to produce a classy and satiny wine that is surprisingly aristocratic for this appellation. Like a charming red Burgundy from chambolle-musgny. Drink now through 2010." -P.M., The Wine Spectator, August 31, 2002

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About Chateau La Nerthe:

Chateau La Nerthe was born in the 12th century around the time vines were first planted in the stone-strewn soil of Chateauneuf-du-Pape ("the Pope's new castle"), the place the pontiffs chose for their summer residence when the papal court relocated to Avignon. Chateau La Nerthe has always been graced by the attentive care of its successive owners, and they have all contributed to the reputation for excellence that La Nerthe has acquired and maintained.