Wine Advocate 90 points - The outstanding 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape shows the supple, sweetly fruited nature of the vintage with plenty of kirsch, blackberry, leather, ground pepper and violets aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied, nicely textured, and will dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming decade or so.
More structured, rich and layered, the 2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty. Loaded with dark cherry, leather, mineral, licorice and roasted herbs, this medium-bodied, seamless and nicely concentrated 2011 has a great texture, solid mid-palate depth and sweet tannin. It can be enjoyed anytime over the coming decade. Drink now-2023+. (Aug 2014)