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2016 à Châteauneuf du pape, peut t’on parler de millésime du siècle

img_4568L’été a été chaud et sec, nous avons eu très peut de précipitation, mais le climat a été assez favorable des jours très chaud, mais surtout des nuits fraiche.

Un état sanitaire exceptionnel, quelques rare cas d’oïdium tardif et une quatrième génération de vers un peut agressive. A part cela pratiquement pas de tris et une qualité exceptionnelle de la vendange.

Des quantités extraordinaires et record d’anthocyanes et de poly phénol sur syrah, grenache et mourvèdre.

img_4446D’après les anciens le millésime ressemble a 1990 !!! Mythique !

Nous allons avoir des vins rouge riches, colorées tailler pour la grande garde, et des blanc plein de suavité, des roussane et clairettes exceptionnelles.

Pour moi un de mes meilleurs millésimes vinifier ! Avec une bonne réponse de tout type de sols, le grand millésime du grenache !!!

Des vins de grande puissance sur la Crau, des vins avec énormément de finesse et de classe sur les sables, des vins riche et solaire sur les quartiers du sud !!! Rien ne manque.

Une grande homogénéité qualitative de l’appellation, avec un volume de récolte dans l’ensemble assez généreuse.

Un millésime qui devrait plaire à la presse et consommateur Anglos saxon



Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Amiral G. 2012

95 points | $114 | 100 cases imported | Red

A stunner, with warm ganache and Turkish coffee notes leading

the way, leading to mouthfilling blackberry, plum and boysenberry

coulis flavors. The long finish drips with charcoal and tobacco

accents, keeping ample grip in reserve. Best from 2016 through


Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu 2012

94 points | $86 | 200 cases imported | Red

Featuring a gorgeous mouthfeel from the start, this caresses with

silky layers of crushed fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit while

notes of black tea, Black Forest cake and ganache fill in the background.

The graphite-fueled finish is sneakily long. A beauty. Best

from 2016 through 2027.—J.M.

Bosquet des Papes


A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père 2012

93 points | $65 | 650 cases made | Red

Offers a dense, chewy feel, with lots of briar, ganache and tobacco

leaf notes giving this a distinctive texture, while the core

of blackberry, fig and black currant fruit waits in reserve. An echo

of licorice snap on the finish adds more intrigue. Best from 2015

through 2027.—J.M.

Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

93 points | $53 | 800 cases imported | Red

Gorgeous floral, raspberry and kirsch aromas lead the way, followed

by intense cherry and blackberry fruit allied to substantial yet silky

tannins. The long mineral- and shiso leaf–tinged finish lets the elements

drape beautifully. Best from 2016 through 2030.—J.M.

Bosquet des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Tradition 2012

92 points | $48 | 1,500 cases made | Red

Solid, with mesquite and singed cedar notes framing a juicy core

of steeped raspberry and red currant fruit. Iron, rooibos tea and

tobacco accents line the finish. A somewhat old-school version

fleshed out by juicy fruit. Best from 2015 through 2025.—J.M.


Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2012

93 points | $51 | 500 cases imported | Red

A dark, loamy style, with warm tar and espresso notes underscoring the core of black Mission fig, Black Forest cake and steeped plum fruit. Hints of juniper and singed alder add texture and contrast on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2027.—J.M.

  HOT WINES  !!!!!

Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum 2012

97 points | $460/1.5L | 25 cases imported | Red

Intense and powerfully rendered, with warm ganache, smoldering tobacco leaf, espresso, fig paste and macerated black currant notes all rolled together, while a licorice root accent bolts the finish down. Displays incredible range and remains thoroughly distinctive. Bottled in magnum format only. Best from 2017 through 2034. From France.—J.M.


Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina 2012

96 points | $100 | 56 cases imported | Red

Big but deftly balanced, with tiers of fig, blackberry, black currant and plum fruit supported by baker’s chocolate, maduro tobacco, pepper, bay and roasted alder notes. The intense finish lingers. Impressive. Best from 2017 through 2034. From France.—J.M.


Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous 2012

96 points | $106 | 50 cases imported | Red

Dense, offering thickly layered fig, blackberry and black currant fruit, this is still quite primal, with loads of bay, tobacco, ganache and lavender notes waiting in reserve, held in check by loamy grip for now. Serious graphite elements harness the finish. Should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2035. From France.—J.M.





ViniSud is fast upon us. Vignobles Michel GassierFamille Bréchet, and our enologist, Philippe Cambie will be presenting together a complete range of Rhône appellations. We will be pouring the newest vintages of our award winning wines.

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Come see why our last two millésimes have received over seventy 90+ scores and why we are one of Wine Spectator’s Top Ten in «French Wineries for Value» for 2013 (the sixth year in a row).


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Looking for a place to eat? We know that a fair can be a culinary wilderness. We’ve stocked up on what’s best from our beautiful region.


Feel free to schedule an appointment and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and share our bounty over a glass of wine.

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Philippe Cambie


(Re)Discover our wines in a warm and friendly atmosphere at Hall A3 Booth A63.


I will be contacting you shortly to see how we can best serve your needs. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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24, 25 & 26.02.2014
Montpellier, France

Hall A3
Stand A63

Please feel free to contact me for additional information,








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