Tardieu-Laurent - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2007 (JR 17.5+, Vivino 4.1)
Tardieu-Laurent - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2007
Country : France
Region : Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage : 2007
Grape : 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah
Strength : 14.5% vol.
Bottle size: 750ml
Jancis Robinson (JR): 17.5+ / 20
Vivino 4.1 pts (39 ratings) as at 2020.12.25
2007 Southern Rhone Vintage score (from Wine Spectator Vintage Charts): 95 pts
Tasting note for reference:
Julia Harding MW (from JR's team):
Deep intense dark fruit on the nose. Fine dark damsons. Even with that ripeness of fruit there is a remarkable finesse in the tannins, which are very fine and fresh. Although the tannins are not resolved, they leave your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. Alcohol well integrated. Concentrated, full of life and very long.
The Rhone Report, 96/100, 2010-08-31
Sporting a deep purple color as well as a captivating nose of licorice, chocolate ganache covered cherries, spice, and vanilla, with touches of background wood, the 2007 Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes opens beautifully in the glass. Full bodied and stunningly fruited, the wine carries a rich, textured palate, perfect balance and a focused, very long finish. Give this beauty 2 to 3 years to integrate its components and then drink over the following 20.