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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Dom. du Galet des Papes Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
Dom. du Galet des Papes Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
(search item no. 87848)

PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The gnarled and arthritic looking Vieilles Vignes parcel has seen some 100 vintages, and consists of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah.

Mayard's wines are superb expressions of a disappearing style. Slightly gamey, herbes de Provence and freshly ground white pepper notes mingle with dried cherry and cranberry aromas. Velvety, supple, and deceptively rich in texture, the wines have a meatiness and depth but with complete elegance and finesse. They are long, almost sweet in the finish, without agressive tannins or stemminess. The higher percentage of Mourvedre gives it a brooding, gamey-rich, animal quality, but without a trace of rusticity.

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