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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: $67   From: $64   To: $74

Search Rank 6033 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 6033rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 7294th

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    
17.5/20   2013 to 2020
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Price History for 2011 Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Speciale, Rhone France
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Grape Variety: Grenache (Garnacha)

Grenache (Garnacha) is a red wine grape variety 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 ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine region

    Chateauneuf-du-Pape is an historic town in France's southern Rhone Valley, famous for its full-bodied, spicy red wines (although it does also produce a small quantity of weighty, flavorful white).

    The name Chateauneuf-du-Pape means 'new castle of the Pope' and refers to the fact that nearby Avignon was chosen as the new home for the Pope's court in the early 14th century. The pope in question (Clement V) also gave his name to the ancient and equally prestigious Chateau Pape Clement in Bordeaux's Graves district.

    The history and prestige of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine appellation is much more recent than that of the town, dating back less than one hundred years. For many centuries its wines were grouped wi ... more

  • Rhone wine region

    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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