Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2007 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Bottle Notes

Domaine Charvin was created in 1851 by Guillaume Charvin. For one hundred years, the harvest of Domaine Charvin was sold in bulk to negociants in the Southern Rhone Valley. The modern age of Domaine Charvin began in 1990 when Laurent Charvin started to manage the estate. Laurent Charvin was the sixth generation of his family to work at the property. 1990 was the first vintage for the domaine in which they produced, bottled and sold their own wine.

Crimson in color. 15% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, gamey meats, saline and pepper. Notably fresh and light on its feet. Raspberry, kirsch, plums and pepper on the palate. Medium length on the finish. In a vintage that is notable for ripeness leave it to Domanine Charvin to make a wine of finesse and class. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 92 points.

Domaine Charvin is attractively priced at about $60 a bottle. Look for the 2018 and 2019 versions. Both wines will have a place in my cellar.

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