EP 73 2003 / 2004 Chateauneuf Du Pape Tasting

2003 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du Pape

2004 Patrick Lesec Chateauneuf Du Pape Pierres Dorees

2004 Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf Du Pape

2003 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape

You asked for it and now you’ve got it! Today Gary tastes and reviews four Chateauneuf Du Papes. See how Gary reviews these four. More viewer comments and a new question of the day.

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Alexandre Savoie

Surprised to see the 2 top producers get canned but I love it, long live the underdog.
You should taste La Vendimia, a spanish wine that a lot of people are raving about for 15$ but I find a little blend and boring, not bad but nothing special.

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  • wallace

    hi gary, great episode. i would love if you could try some 03′ chateau d’ yquem… it’s been getting rave reviews and i would love to see if it is worth the money. my daughter was born that year, and wanted something special i could cellar for awhile. got some 03′ ports already, but would love a nice dry red or preferably a wonderful desert style wine (seems more suitable for a girl).

  • wallace

    hi gary, great episode. i would love if you could try some 03′ chateau d’ yquem… it’s been getting rave reviews and i would love to see if it is worth the money. my daughter was born that year, and wanted something special i could cellar for awhile. got some 03′ ports already, but would love a nice dry red or preferably a wonderful desert style wine (seems more suitable for a girl).

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com/ ThomasS

    Yuw. Nice ep. CdP … , it was hyped in the 80’s over here, so I have alsways been carefull with it. Do no why, but I have never had one that blew me away (I have a ‘crush’ on Rhone varietals though, especially in winter time). Last one was an 03 Chante Cigale, RP 94, and it was awful, really, hollow mid palate, bitter finish, subdued fruit, some cooked leather and burnt wood, sweaty socks, … name it, it was just awful. I hate to open the other bottles, as maybe they’ll conjure up the same disapp. CdP is maybe indeed undervalued, but I dunno, in my experience Vacqueyras (rrrrrrrr, I like those animals ;-)) Lirac, St Joseph, Cornas, Crozes and Hermitage offer more certain value for money.
    QOTD: review the Astorre Pinot Nero together with some other Italian Pinot Noirs. Be sure to have a bottle of Silvio Morando’s Neiró. I had a 1998 in a Pinot tasting last year, it blew away the big Burg’s really, and so, it’s still high on my longlist. I’ll never forget the hedonistic cassis and clove that wacked in your face. This one surely was a bog WOW (pitty it’s not imported here). I want to know your idea on Italian Pinot’s. Are not these just really undervalued?

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com ThomasS

    Yuw. Nice ep. CdP … , it was hyped in the 80’s over here, so I have alsways been carefull with it. Do no why, but I have never had one that blew me away (I have a ‘crush’ on Rhone varietals though, especially in winter time). Last one was an 03 Chante Cigale, RP 94, and it was awful, really, hollow mid palate, bitter finish, subdued fruit, some cooked leather and burnt wood, sweaty socks, … name it, it was just awful. I hate to open the other bottles, as maybe they’ll conjure up the same disapp. CdP is maybe indeed undervalued, but I dunno, in my experience Vacqueyras (rrrrrrrr, I like those animals ;-)) Lirac, St Joseph, Cornas, Crozes and Hermitage offer more certain value for money.
    QOTD: review the Astorre Pinot Nero together with some other Italian Pinot Noirs. Be sure to have a bottle of Silvio Morando’s Neiró. I had a 1998 in a Pinot tasting last year, it blew away the big Burg’s really, and so, it’s still high on my longlist. I’ll never forget the hedonistic cassis and clove that wacked in your face. This one surely was a bog WOW (pitty it’s not imported here). I want to know your idea on Italian Pinot’s. Are not these just really undervalued?

  • David Canada

    Ahhhh the hogan impression….I’m waiting for the Machooooooo Man Randyyyy Savage or Jimy Superfly Snuka.
    QOTD – Not sure you carry this…but I would love to see you taste a 1945 Mouton. Have you ever had this wine?

  • David Canada

    Ahhhh the hogan impression….I’m waiting for the Machooooooo Man Randyyyy Savage or Jimy Superfly Snuka.
    QOTD – Not sure you carry this…but I would love to see you taste a 1945 Mouton. Have you ever had this wine?

  • WA Ambassador

    Interesting take on tasting wine at room temp. I didn’t realize that you would taste more of the imperfections with it being warm.

  • WA Ambassador

    Interesting take on tasting wine at room temp. I didn’t realize that you would taste more of the imperfections with it being warm.

  • GrapeStuff

    Greap episode GV – I’m really looking forward to the ’05 CdP to arrive on store shelves. Pretty sure these will be bringing the THUNDER for a lot less than other French regions. Cheers!

  • GrapeStuff

    Greap episode GV – I’m really looking forward to the ’05 CdP to arrive on store shelves. Pretty sure these will be bringing the THUNDER for a lot less than other French regions. Cheers!

  • vivaitalia

    Love the episode man, it’s always so obvious when we’re doing something you’re really into ie: barolo, chateauneuf du pape, rhone. You had the wrong Lesec, the 2003 Patrick Lesec CDP Marquis is stellar, 94 pts the spectator I beleive and I think they got it wrong. Also in the 03’s is the Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du pape “renaissance” is even better at $40. And it has great minerality and earth characteristics uncommon in this hot vintage. QOTD: I’m gonna watch every day and love it!

  • vivaitalia

    Love the episode man, it’s always so obvious when we’re doing something you’re really into ie: barolo, chateauneuf du pape, rhone. You had the wrong Lesec, the 2003 Patrick Lesec CDP Marquis is stellar, 94 pts the spectator I beleive and I think they got it wrong. Also in the 03’s is the Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du pape “renaissance” is even better at $40. And it has great minerality and earth characteristics uncommon in this hot vintage. QOTD: I’m gonna watch every day and love it!

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd: Any wine that you’re going to put on Free Shipping the next day. j/k
    I just had the Mollydooker Sparkling Shiraz and would be very curious to your thoughts!

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd: Any wine that you’re going to put on Free Shipping the next day. j/k
    I just had the Mollydooker Sparkling Shiraz and would be very curious to your thoughts!

  • Kristen

    QOTD: The Vayniac Cab!!!!! I wanna hear about the final blending! :)

  • Kristen

    QOTD: The Vayniac Cab!!!!! I wanna hear about the final blending! :)

  • John__J

    Man, I loved when you called counoise ‘canoose’, lol, i had to puase the episode.
    qotd: I’m not sure what’s in you’re library [not sure i’ve seen it on this site, and besides those bullshit Maryland liquor laws won’t let you ship here anyway.} but if you got a vin jaune, i’ll take that. Otherwise, a magnum of 82 Pertus would be acceptable.
    And Gary, thanks for clearing things up, sounds like I have to form requests in the form of a question. So, How about you doing a vin jaune and a charbono episode/ tasting?

  • John J.

    Man, I loved when you called counoise ‘canoose’, lol, i had to puase the episode.
    qotd: I’m not sure what’s in you’re library [not sure i’ve seen it on this site, and besides those bullshit Maryland liquor laws won’t let you ship here anyway.} but if you got a vin jaune, i’ll take that. Otherwise, a magnum of 82 Pertus would be acceptable.
    And Gary, thanks for clearing things up, sounds like I have to form requests in the form of a question. So, How about you doing a vin jaune and a charbono episode/ tasting?

  • corkscrew

    Just started drinking the CDP's this year since now they are affordable, was drinking the Cotes Du Rhone or poor mans CDP. QOTD-Match Cab or Rocket Science http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love the CDP’s! AWSOME wines.

    QOTD: well this doen’t aply any more as it is 5 years later but i would be interested in seeing you taste the wines from BEVAN CELLARS. I am crazy in love with their wines and i have spent way to much money on their wines. I have spent more on their wines than any other wines i have collectede! also Russel and Victoria are awsome people!

  • http://www.discoveryofwine.com Alexandre Savoie

    Ask and you shall receive, wow over 900 episodes later but only 3 days later.
    I’m coming for you supertrirunner.

  • http://www.discoveryofwine.com Alexandre Savoie

    Surprised to see the 2 top producers get canned but I love it, long live the underdog.
    You should taste La Vendimia, a spanish wine that a lot of people are raving about for 15$ but I find a little blend and boring, not bad but nothing special.

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