Chateau Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010 ~ Côtes du Rhône, France
Robert Parker - 93/100
Wine Spectator - 91/100
Marc Chapleau - 91/100
The Wine Cellar Insider - 90/100
Wine & Spirits Magazine - 90/100
International Wine Challenge 2014 - Bronze
Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon 2013 - Bronze
This wine is ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won by wines from this region.
Challenge International du Vin - Gold (2006 vintage)
Indy International Wine Competition - Gold (1998 vintage)
Bill Zacharkiw ~ "Another brilliant effort from Mont Redon. Unlike the 2009, this is a step up in class, where the silky sultriness of the grenache really shows. The cherry fruit is there, darkened by the syrah, which is tamer than it was in 2009, allowing for the grenache to dominate, as it should. Still youthful, this will live for at least another decade, yet drinks really well right now."
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate ~ "An exceptionally strong effort, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape should eclipse the quality, longevity and overall character of the 2009. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by notes of cassis, kirsch, lavender, pepper and earth. Deep, full-bodied, textured, pure and long with sweet tannins as well as admirable focus and delineation, it will age gracefully for 15 or more years.
Stephen Tanzer - International Wine Cellar ~ "Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of red fruit preserves, potpourri and herbs, with a spicy topnote. Juicy and precise, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of smoky minerality. Showing impressive finesse and a light touch for the vintage. Very elegant, with a strikingly long, floral-dominated finish and gentle tannins."
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider ~ "......peppery black raspberries, garrigue, earth and cherries, with concentrated layers of ripe, juicy, spicy, red plums, soft textures and good freshness."
Marc Chapleau ~ "Superb texture, very elegant ... fresh, tasteful syrah, very well integrated wood component. Fruit purity and precision in flavors. Excellent!"
Wine Makers Tasting Notes ~ Intense inky color with violet reflections. The highly aromatic nose evidences a remarkable maturity of grapes with black fruit character combined to noble vanilla and toasted notes. The dense but refined mid palate shows great depth and balance along with very well integrated oak that finishes with ripe black cherry and blueberry aromas. An outstanding cellaring vintage! (April, 2013)
Château Mont-Redon is one of the oldest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Château Mont-Redon will be familiar to those who know and love Châteauneuf-du-Pape: they have some of the most highly regarded vineyard sites in the appellation.
The superb quality of its vineyards has been recognized throughout history and prior to the adaptation of the appellation controlee system it was one of the few “Grand Crus” in the region (together with Chateau Rayas).
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.