98 Points Robert Parker
One of my favorites was already the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin (which is always aged in foudres and 600-liter demi-muids, two-thirds in the former and one-third in the latter) and this wine has really put on richness and intensity since I tasted it last year. An absolutely magnificent wine, it scored a good four points higher this year, and it is unusual for me to vary that much from one tasting to the next. Tipping the scales at 15% natural alcohol, this dense purple wine has noble sweetness and an extraordinary concentration of lavender, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and minerality. Full-bodied, with silky tannins, a multi-dimensional, unctuously textured, voluptuous palate and a stunning finish, this wine is outrageously delicious and a phenomenal expression of old-vine Grenache. It should drink well for up to 20+ years.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. October, 2011
96 Points Robert Parker
In just a beautiful spot right now, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin offers up scents of purple raspberries and hints of Mexican chocolate. Full-bodied and silky-textured, it's at the peak of its maturity, with at least 5-6 years left ahead of it. Drink or hold.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. August, 2019