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Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2001  - First Bottle


97 Jeff Leve -
Pure kirsch, garrigue and black raspberries pop as soon as the cork leaves the bottle. Pure silky cherries coat your palate, leaving you with fresh, pure red fruits, herbs and an interesting, discreet, buttery, chocolate note in the long, elegant finish. This is drinking great today. If you have a bottle, pop a cork!
96 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Like the traditional cuvee, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes shows a tinge of cool climate-like style and offers nuanced notes of forest floor, garrigue, damp earth, olive and ample dark fruits. While the bouquet is outstanding, the palate is straight up sensational and this beauty has full-bodied richness, a layered, expansive texture, perfectly polished tannin and a great, great finish. I imagine it will keep for another decade, yet there's certainly no need to hold off either.
96 Jeb Dunnuck -
A smoking wine, the 2001 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is firing on all cylinders with massive garrigue, kirsch, tobacco and spice notes that come jumping from the glass. The palate doesn’t lose a beat and is medium to full bodied with beautiful fruit, a smooth, pure texture, solid underlying structure and a very long finish. While I’m sure this will be long lived, there’s no harm in drinking this now.
95 Vinous -
Dark red. Extravagant, superripe nose combines strawberry, raspberry, roasted game, gingerbread and molasses. Huge and dense, with powerful extract and compellingly sweet straweberry, raspberry and spice flaviors. Full-blown Chateauneuf that is almost magically maintains its freshness and balance. Like a solif on the slow-mounting, compellingly sweet aftertaste. This has blossomed spectacularly since I tasted it in barrel last November.
90 Wine Spectator -
Lovely aromas. Elegant, offering layers of smoke, spice, plum, blackberry and leather. Full-bodied, with firm but well-integrated tannins. The finish is mouthwatering from the good, clean-tasting acidity, but a bit tough. Needs time. Best from 2006 through 2012. 330 cases made, 50 cases imported.

Technical Details

  • BlendRhone Blend
  • WinemakerSophie and Catherine Armenier
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionRhone Valley
  • AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
  • VineyardCharbonniere, Gallimardes and Esqueirrons
  • Farming MethodCertified Organic
  • Aging/Cooperage16-20 months in cement tanks with a small portion in small barrel
  • Alcohol14.8%

Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2001

Rhone Blends  |  France
JL97, WA96, JD96, VN95, WS90

Certified Organic
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Marcoux is truly one of a kind. This aged-to-perfection 2001 is astounding. "Huge and dense, with powerful extract and compellingly sweet straweberry, raspberry and spice flaviors. Full-blown Chateauneuf that is almost magically maintains its freshness and balance." VN

About the Producer

Step back in time and join the historic journey of winemaking with the Armenier sisters at Domaine de Marcoux! With a rich heritage dating back to the 1300s, the Armenier family has been creating unforgettable wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for centuries. Today, Catherine Armenier and Sophie Estevenin continue this legacy, producing wines that have earned them a place in the annals of wine history. In 1990, they made history again by becoming the first vineyard in Chateauneuf-du-Pape to implement biodynamic farming practices. Their youngest vines are 40 to 60 years old, and they take a hands-off approach to their harvested grapes, allowing the natural flavors to shine. As critic Stephen Tanzer said, "this domaine is the essence of Chateauneuf-du-Pape." In 2003, Robert Parker recognized the sisters' hard work and talent, naming them on his list of "Wine Personalities of the Year." He wrote, "Over the last 12 years, the biodynamically farmed vineyard has risen to the top of Chateauneuf-du-Pape's quality hierarchy. The two red wines produced are stunning, with the regular cuvée of Chateauneuf-du-Pape being one of the finest in the region and the limited production Cuvée Vieilles Vignes being one of the world's truly magnificent wines." So raise a glass and celebrate the Armenier sisters and their incredible wines at Domaine de Marcoux!