Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Secrete 2000 Dom de la Solitude

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The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve Secrete was fashioned from the estate's finest parcels. Part of the cuvee was aged 12 months in new oak and the remainder in foudre. The actual composition is a surprising 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache. It is tempting to think this is an internationally-styled effort, but it does not taste like a soulless international blend. It reveals all the typicity of Provence as well as Chateauneuf du Pape in its sweet kirsch liqueur and blackberry-scented nose.

Full-bodied, with low acidity, extraordinary purity and ripeness, an opaque purple color, and deep, chewy flavors revealing only a hint of new oak's vanilla/toast character, this effort exhibits great presence on the palate, loads of glycerin and extract, as well as a 45+ second finish. It is surprisingly harmonious, with the alcohol, tannin, acidity, and wood beautifully integrated. While this 2000 already has a certain accessibility, there is also a fabulous upside potential. Anticipated maturit

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Producer Information: Domaine de la Solitude

The Wine Estate “Domaine de la Solitude” belongs to one of the oldest families of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, whose roots go back to the 15th century. In the 17th century, Hélène Barberini, a descendant of the illustrious Tuscan family of the same name, married Claude Martin, owner of a vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Their grandson would give a huge boost to “La Solitude” by creating the first label for the Appellation. Thus, “le Vin de la Solitude” became a symbol of quality and began to be exported, allowing a great terroir to come into its own. Eight generations later the Estate is still a family affair and is now run by Florent Lançon.

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