This wine was a big disappointment for me. I’m a huge Chateauneuf fan and always look forward to cracking these open, but this wine was not up to par. I would advise readers to steer clear of this bottle.
I reviewed the 2009 vintage of the same wine and did not particularly enjoy it at that time either. This year they brought the price down to $21.99 ($5 cheaper) but the quality followed suit. There’s just something that’s not quite right, and given my mediocre (at best) reviews from last year, I’m convinced this is a dud, not a bad bottle.
The flavors never come around, and I gave it plenty of time. You wait and wait to taste something and then it just hits a brick wall and dies. There’s not a lot going on here. It doesn’t taste like a Chateauneuf and it barely resembles your lowest end Rhone bottles.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 82 Points
Costco item number: 589849