m. chapoutier, chateauneuf-du-pape, croix de bois 2004
JEB DUNNUCK
93

2004 m. chapoutier, chateauneuf-du-pape, croix de bois

Why We're Buying

The spicy presentation and deep red fruit core make M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois a one-of-a-kind offering. The rich grenache hails from a traditional lieu-dit with low-yielding vines that produce world-class grapes. The quality of this red wine will continue to reveal itself with cellaring.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
93

Jeb Dunnuck

More forward and textured, with a hedonistic slant, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (also 100% Grenache) gives up earthy, meaty notes of tobacco leaf, olive, rare steak and sweet black fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and voluptuously textured, it is drinking at maturity, yet should hold nicely for another 5-7 years.