Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Front Label
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Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

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Winemaker Notes

Wonderfully drinkable, this Chateauneuf is easy and accessible, rendered thus through the sheer finesse of the tannins.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
tarting off the reds, and what certainly looks to be an outstanding effort, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsault. Fermented with 50% whole-cluster, it offers up complex, nuanced notes of spice, toast, mulled blackberry and raspberry to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and finely textured palate. Showing solid richness and depth, with superb balance, it’s should evolve gracefully for 10-12 years. Drink 2014-2024. Range: 90-92
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Lovely crushed raspberry and boysenberry fruit glides along, lined with licorice, roasted apple wood and plum sauce notes. The long, fleshy finish has good focus, with a lingering hint of tar. Best from 2016 through 2024.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits
This is a huge Châteauneuf, flashy and modern, the sweet, smooth black fruit polished to a high sheen with the coconut richness of oak. It feels balanced in the style, with a dark meatiness that underlines the wine and tempers the strength of the tannins. Pair it with a seared rib eye.
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Tardieu-Laurent, France
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Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine.

Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.

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Famous for its full-bodied, seductive and spicy reds with flavor and aroma characteristics reminiscent of black cherry, baked raspberry, garrigue, olive tapenade, lavender and baking spice, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the leading sub-appellation of the southern Rhône River Valley. Large pebbles resembling river rocks, called "galets" in French, dominate most of the terrain. The stones hold heat and reflect it back up to the low-lying gobelet-trained vines. Though the galets are typical, they are not prominent in every vineyard. Chateau Rayas is the most obvious deviation with very sandy soil.

According to law, eighteen grape varieties are allowed in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and most wines are blends of some mix of these. For reds, Grenache is the star player with Mourvedre and Syrah coming typically second. Others used include Cinsault, Counoise and occasionally Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Picquepoul Noir and Terret Noir.

Only about 6-7% of wine from Chateauneuf-du-Pape is white. Blends and single-varietal bottlings are typically based on the soft and floral Grenache Blanc but Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne are grown with some significance.

The wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape takes its name from the relocation of the papal court to Avignon. The lore says that after moving in 1309, Pope Clément V (after whom Chateau Pape-Clément in Pessac-Léognan is named) ordered that vines were planted. But it was actually his successor, John XXII, who established the vineyards. The name however, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, translated as "the pope's new castle," didn’t really stick until the 19th century.

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