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2012 Maison Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois
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About Maison Chapoutier

Maison Chapoutier, the first n├ęgociant and producer to mark their bottlings with braille, was established in 1879 by Polydor Chapoutier. The business has remained family owned since then and is now run by Michel Chapoutier. His hands off approach to winemaking has lead to a resurgence in quality at Maison Chapoutier, which now produces some of the finest wines in the Rhone region of France.

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2012 Maison Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois

Producer: Maison Chapoutier
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Rhone Blend
Origin: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape

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92-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2014

Saturated ruby.  Aromas of red berry preserves, smoky minerals and potpourri are lifted by a suave spicy quality that carries through to the finish.  Lush and sweet in the mouth, offering spicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors along with a touch of spicecake.  Closes silky and long, with lingering mineral and floral notes. 

93-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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