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2007 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pierres Dorees

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 94 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 152147-2007-750

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$39.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($68) Glass-staining ruby. High-pitched, expressive scents of black raspberry, anise, black tea and garrigue, plus a suave note of dried violet. Offers sweet red and dark berry flavors and notes of bitter cherry and floral pastilles, with dusty tannins adding grip. The floral and herbal notes repeat on the finish, which is intriguingly pungent and very persistent. Give this some bottle age.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Pierres Dorees is composed of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 15% Syrah that spends time in used, 1- to 4-year-old Burgundy barrels. Only 10% of the blend is aged in steel. It also includes a lot of stems during fermentation, but that is certainly not noticeable in either the aromas or flavors. Its dense purple color is followed by a sweet, floral-dominated nose of incense, soy, licorice, black fruits, meat juices, and bouquet garni. Deep, full-bodied and powerful as well as silky-textured, layered, and long, this beautiful wine should evolve for 10-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2024
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Stephen G41

While the Northern Rhône is known mostly for single-varietal wines from Syrah or Viognier, the Southern Rhône is known for complex blends. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for example, allows up to 13 different varieties in a blend leaving winemakers ample room to experiment. This variation makes it almost impossible to describe a typical Rhône blend. Regardless of style, the common goal of these winemakers is to manage high tannin and alcohol levels in order to produce a balanced wine.

The most widely planted variety, Grenache, dominates most Rhône blends and adds concentrated spiced red fruit flavors with cinnamon, raspberry, and tobacco characteristics. Syrah and Mourvèdre add color and tannin, with Syrah contributing aromas of blueberry, pepper, and bacon while Mourvèdre adds dense black fruit flavors and gamey and meaty aromas. Cinsault provides red fruit flavor. For the best expression of this complex blend turn to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and classic producers like Château de Beaucastel, Clos des Papes, or Domaine du Pegau.

Many New-World wine regions, particularly in California and Australia, have adopted this winemaking method. The best examples come from San Luis Obispo producers Saxum, Sine Qua Non, and Alban.

The complexity and spice-forward flavor profile of Rhône blends pair best with herb-roasted turkey, pork chops, a range of cheeses, or spiced vegetables. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 86 bottles owned
  • 17 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 17 collectors)