Chateau Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Privilege 2009 (Certified Organic) ~ Southern Rhône, France
Rhone Report 93/100
Wine Spectator 92 /100
Wine Advocate 92/100
Gilbert & Gaillard 91 /100
Gault & Millau 18 /20
Silver Medal - Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Bottles of 6 come in a beautiful French wooden wine presentation case!
Wine Spectator ~ "Features a dense, saturated feel without being heavy, offering intertwined notes of melted licorice, plum coulis and blackberry preserves. Elements of black tea, roasted sandalwood and ganache fill the finish. Best from 2015 through 2025. 800 cases made."
Gilbert & Gaillard ~ "Pleasant, expressive nose showing abundant freshness and intermixing floral, fruity and spicy notes. On the palate, volume, fullness and freshness. The aromas are nicely highlighted by evident yet quite refined tannins. Lovely fruity finish."
Several prizes have also been won by this wine for other vintages.
Decanter World Wine Awards - Silver (2007 vintage)
Concours des Feminalise ~ Bronze (2007 vintage)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most famous Southern Rhône appellation and the finest expression of the Grenache grape and Grenache based blends.
Chateau Maucoil, the estate has a long history in the Souther Rhone Valley that dates back to the Ancient Romans who used the property as an army fortress. Vines were planted in what we know of as Chateau Maucoil during the mid 1600’s.
The name Châteauneuf-du-Pape means "new castle of the Pope", and harks back to the early 14th Century, when Avignon was chosen as the new home for the Pope's court. It is one of the most renowned appellations in France, famous for a layer of stones called galets ("pebbles") which surround the vines. The galets soak up heat during the day, and release it during the night, thereby regulating the temperature of the vines.