Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape 2010

$52.99
$47.69

SKU 2235800832

750ml

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A wine with a beautiful dark color, with purple reflections. On the nose, we are seduced by the intensity and the purity of the fruit, by the discrete perception of the aromas coming from the ageing in barrels, by the touch of velvet that bring so much complexity. On the palate, the charm continue to operate. The wine is perfectly balanced, fleshy, round, structured, but still dominated by this finesse and precision that makes it accessible. The finish is long with hints of sweetness, fruit paste, and sweet spices.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Chateau La Nerthe
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits the rare combination of unbridled power and freshness, minerality and abundant aromatics. A well-made, delicious red, with blueberry, boysenberry, black raspberry fruit, some background wood smoke, and the tell-tale Provencal garrigue, pepper and loamy soil notes, it is a wine of finesse, power and richness that should drink nicely for 10 to 15+ years.

Robert Parker, October 2012
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA blast of toasted spice leads the way for a core of linzer torte, plum sauce and dark cherry preserves. The solid, juicy finish lets a red licorice note extend through it, with nice underlying grip. Drink now through 2021. 2,350 cases imported.

James Molesworth, February 28, 2013
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThe 2010 La Nerthe is a top vintage of this wine, which typically includes a decent proportion of Mourvèdre. It's spicy and plummy in style, with notes of cinnamon and clove that add welcome complexity to the dark fruit. Drink it over the next 10 or more years.

Joe Czerwinski, August 1, 2013