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Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2003
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Rhone
  • Rhone Valley South
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape
  • Southern Rhone Red Blend
  • Red
  • FF1214
  • FF1219
Lot 379

2003 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape - 6 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$480 - CAD$720

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
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CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 6 bottle(s) of 2003 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $480 - $720 with a reserve of $360. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11890.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot In Neck on 2003 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape

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This prestigious collection comes to Iron Gate from a revered connoisseur and long-time wine collector. Lover of American wines, he spent many years sourcing them from some of the USA's finest properties and had them stored professionally at 55 Degrees in Napa Valley. Recognizing his cellar had grown far beyond what he could reasonably consume, he's brought the wines to auction to share with fellow enthusiasts.
The wine in this lot has a score of 94 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -Loaded with fruit and drinking at point, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape is about as sexy and up-front as wine gets from this estate. Garrigue, black licorice, ground herbs and loads of sweet red fruits all come soaring from the glass. It has a voluptuous, ripe, full-bodied profile to go with sweet tannin. I’d drink bottles over the coming couple of years, but it too will evolve gracefully, and that’s not something you can say for a lot of 2003s. One of the softest spoken, yet reflective and hardworking people in Chateauneuf du Pape, Laurent Charvin farms his eight hectares in the northern portion of the appellation, in the lieux-dits of Maucoil, Cabrieres, and l’Arnesque, to a “T”. A sixth generation farmer (his family has been at this site since 1851), Laurent was the first to move away from selling all of their grapes to the negociants, and bottled his first release in 1990. As this tasting shows, his wines are consistently outstanding and age gracefully. In addition, Laurent also excels in the difficult vintages, which is common for vignerons who spend the majority of their time in the vineyards. Remaining staunchly in favor of a single cuvee, Laurent’s Chateauneuf du Pape is always a rough blend of 85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Vaccarese. He never destems and the wine sees absolutely no oak, aging 21 months in large concrete tanks. In addition to his Chateauneuf, he produces a beautiful Cotes du Rhone (from the vines located around his house, next to the lieu-dit of Maucoil), and, just recently, a rose. We finished the tasting with a trio of Laurent’s Cotes du Rones, which come from vineyards located around his estate, in the northwestern part of the appellation. It’s always a rough blend of 85% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Carignan, that’s aged all in tank.