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GALETS BLONDS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2017 AC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PATRICK LESEC
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright deep purple colour. Fragrant, gently complex, very slightly spicy, bright, ripe plum-cherry-mulberry-raspberry nose with some slight, thyme-tinged, cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, fairly dense, slightly spicy, faintly peppery, youthful, intense, bright, ripe plum-raspberry flavours with a solid, lingering, gently cedary, very bright, still slightly grippy finish. Has 14.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 78089
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(93 points)
Solid, Ripe, Youthful. Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Now that it's in the bottle, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape les Galets Blonds shows lovely notes of garrigue on the nose, backed by sun-warmed stones, ripe cherries, caramel and mocha. About one-fifth is matured in barriques, and two-fifths whole clusters were utilized this year. It's full-bodied and velvety textured yet retains a sense of delicacy and elegance on the long finish. Score - 93 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Sept. 30, 2019) Price $ 60.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 27, 2020
Cases bought 99 (12 bottles per case)

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