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Reviews 2013

93 Points Jeb Dunnuck
One of the wines of the vintage is the Grenache-dominated 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Chaupin. Coming mostly from a cool terroir in the northeast corner of the appellation (just to the east of Beaucastel), this wine is vinified with a small portion of stems and aged mostly in foudre (one-third is in demi-muids). It has gorgeous Grenache flair in its black raspberry, garrigue, spring flower and liquorice scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant, and layered 2013 that has more texture and sweet fruit than just about every other wine in the vintage. I’d drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years, but it will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.” (JD) (10/2015)

92-94 Points Vinous
“Brilliant ruby-red. Intensely perfumed red berry and floral scents are complicated by star anise, allspice and orange zest. Spicy, focused and pure, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become fleshier and sweeter with air. Packs a solid punch but comes off as elegant and precise, finishing with superb thrust, supple tannins and lingering florality.”

93 Points Wine Spectator
“Gorgeous, with a textbook core of raspberry pâte de fruit flavours, enhanced by rooibos tea, liquorice, sandalwood and warm fruitcake notes. The iron-tinged structure is well-embedded and the fruit echoes beautifully on the lengthy finish. Best from 2017 through 2025.

Reviews 2014

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Another wine with a Burgundian style, the 100% Grenache 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin is a forward, sexy 2014 that offers elegant notes of strawberries, kirsch, ground herbs and spice in a medium to full-bodied, lightly textured, balanced package. Drink it over the coming decade. (JD) (10/2016)

91 Points Wine Spectator
Anise, plum and cherry notes meld steadily together, picking up light tea and sandalwood accents along the way. A tobacco hint shows on the silky yet persistent finish. (JM) (10/2016)

Reviews 2015

96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin is all Grenache, 40% whole cluster, aged in two-thirds foudre and one-third demi-muids and drawn exclusively from sandy sites. It showcases incredibly lush, silky fruit. Raspberries and cherries of incredible purity add hints of chocolate on the long finish but never seem heavy or warm. (JC) (10/2017)

95 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin is another elegant, seamless example of this cuvée that shines for its complexity and length. Black raspberries, black cherries, dried flowers, incense, and spice note all emerge from this incredibly pretty, nuanced and silky beauty. With polished tannin and solid length, it’s going to keep for 10-15 years. It lacks the depth of a truly great year but is a fabulous wine that just sings of Grenache. (10/2017)

95 Points Wine Spectator
Pretty, with cassis and warm raspberry puree notes carried by silky but persistent structure, while rooibos tea, blood orange and incense accents fill in the background. The streamlined finish pulls everything together, letting the silky, perfumy feel sail on. (JM) (7/2017)

93-95 Points Vinous
(40 percent whole clusters; raised in foudres and demi-muids) Lurid violet. Heady aromas of candied red fruits, spicecake and minerals take on suave floral and garrigue qualities in the glass. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors and hints of lavender pastille and blood orange. Silky tannins add shape to the extremely long, juicy finish, which leaves an intensely perfumed floral note behind. Many of these vines were planted in 1912. (JR) (3/2017)

93 Points James Suckling
100% Grenache from vines planted in 1912, this has a spiced blue plum and cassis-scented nose leading into a palate that has smooth, deep and velvety layers of blueberry and plum flavor. (8/2017)

Reviews 2016

99 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Bottled end of February/early in March, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin is incredible stuff, and while I suspect it’s the best vintage to date, it’s going to be great comparing it to bottles of the 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2015 over the coming 15+ years. This beauty offers a thrilling blend of kirsch, blackberries, smoked earth, graphite, and licorice on the nose. It’s full-bodied, deep, pure, ultra-fine, and powerful on the palate and flirts with perfection. It’s a tour de force in Grenache that readers need to snatch up! (8/2018)

96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The terrific 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin has lived up to my expectations from last year’s visit. It’s 100% Grenache, includes some parcels planted back in 1912, and half was vinified with stems. From sandy sites, it showcases the ability of Grenache to ripen fully yet retain a sense of elegance and lightness. It’s full-bodied and velvety but also vibrant, with black cherry fruit and hints of chocolate balanced by incredibly silky tannins and freshness on the finish. Really impressive stuff. (JC) (8/2018)

95 Points James Suckling
This is a profound expression of grenache with brambly, red fruit wrapped in wild herbs and flowers. Fresh, yet deeply ripe and expressive. The succulent, deep and fresh tannins are a feature. Power with elegance! Brilliant. Pure grenache on sandy soil, from three parcels of vines, aged between 80 and 100 years. (8/2018)

95 Points Wine Spectator
Delightful plum, raspberry and blackberry compote flavors form the core, with racy, graphite-edged structure running underneath. Dark anise and tobacco notes check in throughout. The long finish lets the fruit linger. (JM) (6/2018)

93-95 Points Vinous
Lurid ruby. An expansive, complex bouquet evokes cherry liqueur, blueberry, incense and candied flowers, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds in the background. Shows outstanding depth and energy to the red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors, which become livelier and gain sweetness with aeration. Closes on a suave lavender pastille note, offering rounded, even tannins and emphatic, blue-fruit-driven persistence. (JR) (7/2018)

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