Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Deux Soeurs 2012 - Domaine Tour St Michel


"The Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Deux Sœurs is brilliant." - Robert Parker. With an intense and profound colour, this medium to full-bodied wine offers an elegant nose of red berries, cherries and spices. The palate is nicely structured, well balanced, with a long finish and subtle well-integrated tannins. It is the flagship Châteauneuf-du-Pape on which the domain has built its prestigious reputation - and at £23 a bottle, it clearly represents one of the very best values of the appellation. Highly recommended by Your Sommelier.

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"The Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Deux Sœurs is brilliant." - Robert Parker. With an intense and profound colour, this medium to full-bodied wine offers an elegant nose of red berries, cherries and spices. The palate is nicely structured, well balanced, with a long finish and subtle well-integrated tannins. It is the flagship Châteauneuf-du-Pape on which the domain has built its prestigious reputation - and at £23 a bottle, it clearly represents one of the very best values of the appellation. Highly recommended by Your Sommelier.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Domaine Tour Saint Michel
2012
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Rhône Valley
Dry red wine
90% Grenache
10% Syrah
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2022
2 hours before, ideally decanted
16-18°C
Lamb shoulder, venison
 
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Soil
Vineyard
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Rocks, gravel, pebbles and loam
34 hectares
Manual
15%
12 months in concrete tanks
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Expert.pngWhat experts say  
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17/20 "Vineyard soil: galets. Grape varieties: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah. Black cherry aromas and polished with good sugar/acid balance. Very sweet but not sickly. Still a little bit of tannin."

91/100 "The Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Deux Sœurs is brilliant. It is comprised of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, from the Gallimardes and Les Petites Serres lieux-dits, that was completely destemmed and aged 12 months all in concrete tank. It exhibits plenty of kirsch, toasted bread, caramelized meats and spice on the nose. Medium-bodied, supple, pure and elegant, with a finesse-driven style and pretty tannin, it is already upfront and approachable. I wouldn’t push the aging curve here and would opt for drinking bottles over the coming 4-5 years."

"This was a rock-star lineup by Mireille Porte, and these wines go from strength to strength across the lineup. Located in southern part of the appellation, she releases two classic cuvees, the Cuvee Des Deux Sœurs and the Cuvee du Lion, and a more modern-style cuvee called Feminessance. They’re all highly recommended."

  

Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 "Sweet, jammy red fruit perfume. Red berries on the palate, juicy and slightly sour, with sleek tannins and a mouth-filling texture. Clean and well-structured."

Gold Medal at Concours des Vignerons Independants 2014

15/20

 

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Deux Soeurs 2012 - Domaine Tour St Michel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Deux Soeurs 2012 - Domaine Tour St Michel

"The Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Deux Sœurs is brilliant." - Robert Parker. With an intense and profound colour, this medium to full-bodied wine offers an elegant nose of red berries, cherries and spices. The palate is nicely structured, well balanced, with a long finish and subtle well-integrated tannins. It is the flagship Châteauneuf-du-Pape on which the domain has built its prestigious reputation - and at £23 a bottle, it clearly represents one of the very best values of the appellation. Highly recommended by Your Sommelier.