Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape La Côte Ronde 2009

Save $12.00 (19%)

SKU 08785


Vinification: a first cull by the harvester at the moment of harvest, and another cull prior to a complete égrappage; maceration for 20 to 30 days, in pigeage vats. Aging: 16 months in barrels.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Paul Autard
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorBeautifully rendered, with sleek, polished layers of blackberry, cassis and boysenberry fruit inlaid with toasty spice and sweet anise notes. The long, ganache-coated finish glides along despite its heft, with a great roasted mesquite note that lingers on and on. Best from 2013 through 2023. 400 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2011
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateAutard's quasi-modern-styled offering is the dense plum/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde, a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah from relatively old vines (60 plus years) that sees some new oak barrels. However, the 2009 shows only subtle evidence of vanillin and toast. It is a seductive, full-bodied, opulent effort displaying notes of caramelized red and black fruits, herbs, licorice and a hint of ink. This full-bodied, rich 2009 is ideal for drinking over the next 12+ years.

Robert Parker, October 2011