Francesca Martin, blogger and founder of Bee Drinks Global pays The Cellarmaster Wines team a visit and swarms in the glory of Chateauneuf de Pape nectar. Read on for her full recap on this magnificent tasting of Chateau Mont-Redon wines.
“I haven’t done a tasting of Chateauneuf du Pape wines for a while so tasting the Chauteau Mont-Redon wines last night at Cellarmaster Wines was a real treat.
The wines were all showing well but I was particularly taken by the Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2011, the Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012 which is a great example of what Cotes du Rhone can do at its best, and of course the piece de resistance of the evening the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2000 poured from Magnums.”
Nice peach and apricot aromas with some savoury touches and touch of lemon citrus. Medium body, citrus and peach fruit on palate with medium acidity. Nice, easy going white for glugging and pairing especially with Asian food. 16
Fresh lemon and peach aromas on the nose with lots of mineral notes. Medium to full body, very nicely textured and well balanced with medium acidity. Huge minerality on the palate. Complex with an elegant fresh finish. Very tasty. Highly recommended. 17.5
Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012
Fresh primary fruit on the nose with plenty of red cherry, strawberry and raspberry character. Light to medium body with medium tannins and a fresh finish. A very good example of what Cotes du Rhone Rouge can and should deliver. 16
Nice plum aromas on the nose with touches of spice. Rounded on the palate with fairly big tannins, medium body, and plenty of dark plum and red berry character. Still very young. 16.5
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Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2006 (from Magnum)
Some development on the nose and plenty of red berry fruit with some dried cranberry, red currant, spice and plum character. Fairly big tannins, high alcohol, medium to full body with long length and some decent complexity. 17
Cheateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2000 (from Magnum)
Some lovely development on the nose, touches of vegetal alongside vibrant red berry fruit, cherries, raspberries, red currant and spice notes. Smooth, rounded tannins, medium acidity and plenty of complexity on the long finish. Wonderfully alive. A wine in its prime. 18
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