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Chateauneuf-du-Pape Lucien & Andre Brunel CdP Les Cailloux Cuvee Centenaire 1990

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Lucien & Andre Brunel CdP Les Cailloux Cuvee Centenaire 1990
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Lucien & Andre Brunel CdP Les Cailloux Cuvee Centenaire 1990

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France



Community Score: 5/5
Community Reviews: 1
 
Price: $500.00
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 14%
 

Drink: 2016-2016


Alex & Priya rated this wine as 100/100 with the following review:

Alex: A true legend here, and an incredible treat for anyone to get to try... 26 years young now, the wine has the complexity of maturity but absolutely no signs of fatigue. Utterly haunting nose, you could smell just about anything in its kaleidoscopic, portal-like aroma. Rich plum sauce, fig, sweat, iron, seaweed, berry jam, orange liqueur, old leather, sardines, rhubarb...the list goes on and on. But it's not even the nose that's most amazing here...what a texture and layering of fruit on the palate. It's so sensual, it's dream-like. Expansive, caressing every nook, a swimming pool of flavor, a complete massage blasting you with jets of the sweetest berry fruit. It is indeed quite erotic, and the eternal finish leaves you with a mouthful of iron and rock - and such a pleasant glow, as though you were touched by something truly special. Tannins are resolved, alcohol doesn't show up, this wine is perfectly ready to drink now, but surely will hold this way at least 10-15 more years. For the $500 I paid, an absurd price for a bottle of wine, this one is worth it. A perfect wine? Well who's to say what that is anyway. Though Father and I will say, we weren't left wanting anything more. 100pts
 

  


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