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2003 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Galets Blonds, Patrick Lesec

2003 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Galets Blonds, Patrick Lesec

Ref: LESE032
Red  |  Still  |  16.5% ABV


Patrick Lesec founded his negociant business in 1993 having worked in restaurants in the USA. He markets a big range of wines from the southern Rhône valley, where he has long-term contracts with growers to buy fruit and wine. 

Case of 12 Bottles
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Patrick Lesec
AppellationAppellation: Châteauneuf du Pape
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 16.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2006-2019
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Grenache, Syrah
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

N.B. This is 92.5% Grenache, the rest Syrah Again, here the nose is practically port-like: a roasted cordial of black cherry, charred meat, burnt earth and laurel. The aromas are classic Châteauneuf, although there intensity is pure '03. The palate here is super-fluid. This is huge wine! It's very, very concentrated, with masses of well-integrated, massive tannins that are very, very ripe. There is gargantuan grip to the long, long finish and a delicious coffee-ish, black fruit flavour that gets deposited in the mouth. Whew! Lock up your daughters! Bowes Wine original note (N.B. This wine is uber-mature. Do not open or decant in advance of consumption)

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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