A highly rated back vintage CdP for those who enjoy full bodied and intense wines. 2011 was also a great CdP vintage.
For those who have the patience, in our opinion, this will be something special in 2031! If you wish to drink now, we recommend at least 2 hours of decanting.
Rated at Wine Advocate 95+ pts!
Coming from a higher elevation, cooler terroir and limestone soils, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hauts Lieux is a total rock star in the vintage and checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the balance Counoise and Cinsault, which was aged all in foudre. Harvested very late (and this estate normally harvests on the early side) and not wrapping up until October, it possesses gorgeous purity, with mineral-tinged aromas of blackberry, currants, licorice, ground herbs and violets all soaring from the glass. An all-around powerful, structured and rich 2011, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific acidity and big tannin, it will be one of the longest-lived wines in the vintage.