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Review: 2006 Brotte Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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What an amazing disappointment this wine was, as Brotte has a solid reputation in the Rhone valley of France.

Weedy, gamy, and redolent of Port-like character, I had immense trouble drinking Brotte’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape (primarily a grenache-based wine), either on its own or with a big, traditional French meal. Nothing could cut through this Chateauneuf’s funk.

I don’t believe it was corked or a bad bottle, but would happily try it again (on someone else’s dime) just to be certain.

Note: This wine may possibly be for the U.S. market only and isn’t reflected on Brotte’s website below. Blanc bottle is pictured below but the label is the same as the rouge.

C- / about $30 / brotte.com

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Christopher Null is the creator and editor in chief of Drinkhacker.com, a veteran technology journalist, and the owner of Null Media, a custom blogging company.

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  1. Anonymous December 21, 2009

    Had the ’03 last night and it was shockingly great!!
    Color scary at first (darker than expected)
    Clarity scary also (particles abound)
    Nose heavenly (minerals…NO fading at all)
    Chave like
    I’m going back to the small liquor store to buy the rest!!

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  2. OssyBoy_KSA July 8, 2010

    Had the 2006 red just, an absolute disappointment. I had the same last week and absolutely adored it, same place and same weather conditions (Bahrain) maybe I had too much to drink that night and I couldn’t recognise a good wine from engine oil anymore? I don’t know, but I certainly agree with you, maybe willing to try it on someone else’s dime next time.

    I’ll have a sip, please thanks.

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  3. Kyesaya hallam March 3, 2011

    Hi?

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