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Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

2010 / 750 ml.


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Where it's produced

Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

98% Grenache, 2% Cinsault and other varieties

Product Details

Red Wine
Domaine de Marcoux
750 ml.
Item #:
12 bottles

Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes  2010 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

97 pts.: Jan/Feb 2013

Glass-staining ruby. A drop-dead, heady bouquet evokes red and dark fruit liqueur, lavender, sandalwood and smoky minerals. Strikingly energetic and lithe, offering pliant black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and exotic floral pastille and spicecake qualities. Supple tannins come on late and add shape to an endless, penetrating finish. This stunning wine was one of my favorites of this year’s Rhone Valley marathon.

96–98 pts.: Jan/Feb 2012

Opaque ruby. Intense, spice-accented aromas of candied raspberry, boysenberry, incense and fresh flowers. Stains the palate with deeply concentrated berry fruit and floral pastille flavors but carries no excess weight. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with superb clarity, energy and sweet floral persistence. This wine’s fruit and floral expression is really breathtaking.

96 pts.: 31st Oct 2012

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (350 cases produced) was made from low yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. This wine oozes black raspberry and blackberry fruits intermixed with floral, forest floor, garrigue and ground pepper notes. Exceptionally pure, textured and built like a skyscraper, this sensational effort will drink well for 20–25+ years.

93–95 pts.: 31st Oct 2011

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which comes from 90- to 100+-year-old vines and is a blend of 98% Grenache and 2% other varieties (primarily Cinsault) aged in cement, was cropped from 12 hectoliters per hectare, compared to the 2009’s 15 hectoliters per hectare. That is essentially nothing short of financial suicide. This wine, which reminds the Armenier sisters somewhat of the 2001 vintage in its style, is very concentrated and has a dense purple color as well as a beautifully sweet nose of licorice, pepper, garrigue, blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit. This is distinctive, compelling Chateauneuf du Pape that comes from their oldest vines, located in three of the best lieux-dits in Chateauneuf du Pape — La Crau in the eastern sector, Gallimardes in the south and Esquirons in the middle. This wine has wonderfully silky tannin, but it is definitely noticeable, and I suspect 3–5 years of cellaring is warranted. It should drink well for 20–25 years at the minimum.