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2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet Font de Michelle - 12x75cl
10A0CPGO _ 2000 - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet Font de Michelle - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Font de Michelle
  • Region Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Drinking 2008 - 2018
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2000 - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet Font de Michelle - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Font de Michelle
  • Region Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Drinking 2008 - 2018
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £638.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £53.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £500.00 In Bond
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  • Robert Parker, February 2003, Score: 91

    Font de Michelle's Cuvee Etienne Gonnet is a 1,000 case, barrique-aged blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. The outstanding 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Etienne Gonnet has a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of sweet vanilla, lavender, roasted herbs, pepper, cherry, plum, and cassis fruit. It is an opulent, expansive effort with supple tannin, ample complexity, and a classic, long, 40+ second finish. Low acidity, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin suggest it can be drunk now and over the next 15 years.

  • Robert Parker, December 2001, Score: 90-92

    The deep purple-colored 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Etienne Gonnet reveals a firm underpinning of tannin and structure. Sweet licorice-infused blackberry fruit, cherry, smoke, and dried herb aromas and flavors are found in this deep, chewy, fleshy, atypically spicy effort. It possesses high glycerin levels, low acidity, and terrific ripeness as well as purity. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2014.

Producer

Font de Michelle

Until recent this substantial estate owned by the Gonnet family had been known as Font de Michelle. The Font de Michelle lieu dit is a large parcel in the southeast of the Châteauneu du Pape appellation, named after the natural water source found there. Due to a recent legislative change that means there is no protection for the name of Font de Michelle – because the lieu dit is farmed by numerous vignerons – the family have taken the decision to rebrand. The style of winemaking, however, remains an impeccable as it ever was. Guillaume Gonnet has taken up the reins from his parents with impressive assurance. He guides the domaine with a combination of modern innovation and respect for tradition. The estate does not push alcoholic maturity, and the gentle pumping over of mostly destemmed fruit results in well-balanced wines with appealing juicy fruit. The domaine makes a number of cuvées in Châteauneuf. In some years the estate makes a Cuvée Etienne Gonnet, which is both homage to Guillaume’s grandfather as well as the 100+ year old Grenache vines that grow on the plateau, La Crau.

Region

Châteauneuf du Pape

The emperor of southern Rhône appellations, Châteauneuf du Pape was the first A.O.C. in all of France, created in 1936. Their bottle is unique embossed with the papal coat of arms. Thirteen varieties (14 if Grenache Blanc is counted separately) can be incorporated in the blend. The reds include: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Picpoul, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscardin, while the whites are Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette. Only a handful of producers use all 13, Grenache often being the highest percentage of the blend. This enables each producer to highlight the varieties that are the ripest and most interesting in any given year. Most Châteauneuf du Pâpes are master examples of wines that can be approachable within the first few years of release yet able to develop superb complexity during many years of cellaring.