This high-end cuvée of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a very rich and powerful wine with plenty of fruit aromas, enhanced by toast, wood spice and liquorice notes. For amateurs of great Châteauneuf or anyone who wants to taste how rich and delicate a red wine can be when perfectly made! A must.
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Alain Jaume & Fils
Dry Red wine
from now to 2030
Decant 2 to 4 hours before serving
Slow cooked red meat, Game, Mature cheese
Rounded pebbles on clay
Organic - Certified
70 years old
50% oak barrels and 50% concrete tanks for 16 months
|What experts say|
93/100 "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines (45% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre) is a polished, medium to full-bodied effort that has superb concentration, lots of tannin, and a ripe, textured feel. Showing plenty of black raspberry, toasted spice, creamy licorice and hints of violets, it’s a classic example of this cuvée that will benefit from a year or two in the cellar, and have no problem evolving gracefully through 2027."
16.5/20 "Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah. Sweet coconut oak. Rich and just slightly tarted up. Lots of assertion and grip. Dry finish."
91/100 "Les Origines contains 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, both matured in oak casks, so there's always some baking spices and a somewhat open texture. Cinnamon and clove join plum and licorice in this full-bodied, velvety wine. It's powerful and rich, with a long finish. Drink now–2025."
91/100 "Features a solid, fleshy core of steeped plum and blackberry paste flavors, inlaid with anise and graphite details. The brambly spine in well-embedded through the finish. Drink now through 2020." (previous vintage)
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