Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 14 070
Lot 543
  • Bosquet des Papes; Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante la Merle; 2007; 5 (1 x 5); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 4 500 - 5 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 14 070
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante la Merle, 2007
5 (1 x 5) 750ml
The Boirons family has been a winegrower family for five generations. It all started back in 1860 when Emmanuel Boiron invested in local Rhône vineyards. One generation after the other, the estate was expanded all the while respecting the terroir and maintaining the quality of the wines. In 1966, his great grandson, Maurice, gave real scope to the property by buying over 10 more hectares of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, bringing the total to 27 hectares, and renamed the estate ‘Bosquet des Papes’. Since 1995, his son Nicolas has contributed by purchasing of 3 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 4.5 more hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. With his wife Jeanne-Claire, they have embraced technical progress while respecting tradition.

Critics Ratings

‘The 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes is classic and traditional, comprising 86% Grenache with the balance a split of Mourvèdre and Syrah, that was not destemmed and was aged in a combination of foudre, demi-muids and concrete tanks. This old-school beauty offers up sumptuous notes of smoked meats, leather, graphite, garrigue and hints of beef blood in a richly concentrated, structured, youthful yet certainly enjoyable profile. It’s not yet fully mature, but it’s getting close. I suspect when all is said and done, it will have three decades of overall longevity.’ - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Feb 2017)

‘This has range and depth, with mesquite, iron and shiso leaf notes up front, followed by a dense core of crushed plum, fig sauce and Kenya AA coffee notes. There is a pleasant smoke-tinged grip on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2034. 1,200 cases made.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Nov 2009)

Provenance

Private Client


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