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2011 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Speciale, Rhone France

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $68   From: $63   To: $74

Search Rank 7751 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 7751st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 9057th

Score: 91   When to drink: 2013 to 2020
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
90-92/100    
91/100    
17.5/20   2013 to 2020
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Grape Variety

Grenache (Garnacha) is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States. It is a particularly versatile both in the vineyard and the winery, which may explain why it is one of the most widely distributed grapes in the world.

Grenache is the French (and most internationally recognized) name for the grape, but it has a number of synonyms. In Spain, where it is grown extensively, it is known as Garnacha, and on the island of Sardinia it has been known for centuries as Cannonau. Some believe that the grape originated in Sardinia, and was taken back to Spain by the Aragonese, who occupied the island in the 14th Century.

In France Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley and throughout both ...more


Region
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a historic town near the city of Avignon, in France's southern Rhone Valley. It is famous for its powerful, full-bodied, spicy red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhone trio of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. An impressive 18 grape varieties can be used to make Chateauneuf wines but, in practice, these three grapes make up the vast majority of the appellation's red wines. The vineyards here also produce white wines – just as powerful as the reds, and based on the rustic southern French varieties ...more

  • The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more

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