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Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019: Report and top scoring wines

Matt Walls found the 2019 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be exceptional in its own way, combining elegance with power, and excelling over neighbouring appellations.

‘A lot of tannin, a lot of colour, a lot of alcohol, but very fresh,’ says Jean-Paul Daumen at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne of the 2019 vintage.

This is a year that has a lot of everything in fact, but when it’s in balance, the results are highly impressive.


Scroll down to see Matt’s top Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019 tasting notes and scores


It’s not a year of hugely structured wines like 2010, or effortlessly balanced ones like 2016, but 2019 is exceptional in its own way, combining elegance with power.


See Matt’s top Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019 tasting notes and scores


See also

Rhône 2019 En Primeur: Full report plus top scoring wines
Northern Rhône 2019 report plus top scoring wines
Southern Rhône 2019 report plus top scoring wines

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