We are delighted to offer an excellent selection of back vintage Chateauneuf-du-Papes from one of the Rhone Valley's premier producers, Chateau Mont-Redon. This offer includes some stunning vintages, such as 1978, 1989 and 1998, among others. For more information on the Chateau, refer below.
These wines are being offered at special prices on a pre-arrival basis now, with payment required upon confirmation of allocation. All wines are sourced directly from the cellar of Chateau Mont-Redon via their Australian importer, and quantities are strictly limited. We will confirm customer allocations once our supplier confirms our allocations.
Orders only in the Order Form attached HERE.
1978 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $165 per bottle ($195 post arrival)
From the greatest vintage between 1967 and 1998 (rating of 97R from Robert Parker). ”This has a lovely brick‐garnet color, with very mature notes of almond tuile, sandalwood, dried blood orange and dried cherry fruit, laced with lightly dusty tannins and followed by a long, mineral‐ and date‐tinged finish.” Wine Spectator (web only) 2009
1981 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $125 per bottle ($150 post arrival)
”A traditional, earthy style. Medium red in color, offering toast, roasted meat and modest fruit aromas and flavors. Full‐bodied, with masses of tannins and fruit and toast flavors...” Wine Spectator ‐ Chateauneuf‐du‐Pape Retrospective
1988 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $110 per bottle ($130 post arrival)
“A delicious, early‐drinking red. Ruby‐magenta in color, with very fresh cherry and banana aromas, very ripe berry and cherry flavors and light tannins. Medium‐bodied, with a round mouthfeel” Wine Spectator ‐ Chateauneuf‐du‐Pape Retrospective
1989 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $120 per bottle ($140 post arrival)
The 1989 vintage at Mont‐Redon has clearly produced a great wine….The 1989 offers up a superb bouquet of dark berries, cigar smoke, tar, forest floor, Christmas tree spice, grilled meat, espresso and wood ash. On the palate the wine is full‐bodied, suave and absolutely à point, with great complexity, perfect balance, moderate tannins, bright acids and great length and grip. A flat out stunning bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape! 2008‐2040. 94+. John Gilman – View from the Cellar, Issue 32
1998 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $90 per bottle ($110 post arrival)
Vintage Rating 98E from Robert Parker
”After having been rather perplexed by the high praise of the ’98 vintage in Châteauneuf du Pape, where I tasted so many over the top and inherently flawed wines, I was thrilled to finally taste an example of the vintage that was truly worthy of all the critical acclaim of this year. The 1998 Mont‐Redon is a brilliant wine in the making, as it offers up a very elegant and complex bouquet of raspberries, fruitcake, fresh nutmeg, grilled venison, woodsmoke, pepper and a great, complex base of soil. On the palate the wine is deep, full‐bodied and brilliantly complex, with fabulous balance (no jet fuel 61 here!), ripe tannins and stunning length and grip on the cool and very classic finish. Châteauneuf du Pape for grown ups!
A great wine that is very, very drinkable already with about fifteen minutes of decanting, but which has not yet begun to develop its tertiary layers of flavors and aromatics, and probably deserves at least a few more years in the cellar.” 2012‐2040. 94. John Gilman – View from the Cellar,Issue 32
2000 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $85 per bottle ($105 post arrival)
Vintage Rating 98E from Robert Parker
“The bouquet is a tad bit more primary than the 2001, but equally complex, as it offers up a superb blend of red and black raspberries, Christmas tree spices, fires of aromatic woods, nutmeg, sandalwood, stony soil tones and grilled meat. On the palate the wine is full‐bodied, deep and still quite youthful, with a great core of fruit, some firm tannins to resolve, superb focus and outstanding length and grip on the complex and palatestaining finish. It is entirely possible a decade from now this will have passed the great 2001 Mont‐Redon. Mont‐Redon is clearly one of the few “must buy” domaines in the southern Rhône these days.” 2012‐2040. 93. John Gilman – View from the Cellar, Issue 32
2003 Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape - $80 per bottle ($100 post arrival)
A powerful and very intense vintage that was dominated by hot and dry conditions producing wines with ageworthy tannins in their youth. Given time the wines have blossomed to black fruits and spicy garrigue, drinking well now and into the future. “….sports tangy red currant and plum fruit, with mineral and tobacco notes on the finish.” Wine Spectator, Oct 2006
“..Mont‐Redon is unequivocally one of the very greatest handful of producers in Châteauneuf du
Pape, and is making world class wines of breathtaking complexity and profundity.”
John Gilman – View from the Cellar, Issue 32
There has been considerable investment at Mont‐Redon over the past twelve years. The entire winery has been completely renewed and is now climate controlled. Rows of oak barriques have replaced the old large foudres of yester‐year, and large temperature controlled stainless steel vats now line the walls, resulting in wines of freshness and finesse in both red and white wines. More recently optical sorting machines at harvest time have resulted in wines of great precision. Young Pierre Fabre has now taken over the winemaking duties and Robert Parker had this to say in The Wine Advocate “...it appears the younger generation is making a comeback with their offerings from Lirac and Chateauneuf‐du‐Pape”.