Robert Parker 93
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin should continue to drink well for at least a few more years. A medium to full-bodied effort, it delivers notes of fine leather, ripe cherries, pressed flowers and dried plums, but it’s rather loosely structured and open-knit.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025
Dark ruby. Black and blue fruit scents show serious power and excellent focus. Sappy, expansive and alluringly sweet, offering palate-staining boysenberry and cherry-cola flavors and a touch of spicecake. Floral and mineral notes build on the potent finish, which is framed by smooth, fully absorbed tannins.