Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011 was aged in french barrels. It is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. The fruit is ripped; the taste is rich, intense, tightly-knit and fat. The Mourvèdre is well integrated and balance the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011, conferring it a splendid harmony.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah from the oldest vines is the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. It exhibits a deeper color than its two siblings along with copious notes of new saddle leather, roasted herbs, black pepper, lavender, raspberry and black cherry fruit. This medium to full-bodied 2011 should drink nicely for a decade.