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Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos des Papes 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

#10 of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010 "Superfresh, with blanched almond, green plum, yellow apple and verbena notes carried by almost brisk minerality. The finish is really bright and mouthwatering. There’s rather stony precision and this still a touch tight. Begs for cellaring...95" WS 09/10 "A fatter, more buttery, more tropical fruit and honeyed style of wine is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc. Creme brulee notes intermixed with honeysuckle, peach and apricot marmalade are all present in this gorgeous wine, which possesses good definition but lower acidity and less minerality than the 2010. It is certainly a more flattering and exuberant style, so depending on what readers prefer, there is a choice between two completely contrasting vintages of the white wine from Clos des Papes...94" WA 10/11 "Also up front and perfumed, yet with a slightly more honeyed note in its buttered peach, creamy flowers, honeysuckle, and mineral-driven aromas, the 2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is still beautifully fresh and clean on the palate, showing a full-bodied, rich texture, integrated acidity, and a classy, elegant mouth feel and finish. It can be enjoyed now, or cellared for another 4-5 years...94" RR 10/12


#10 of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010 "Superfresh, with blanched almond, green plum, yellow apple and verbena notes carried by almost brisk minerality. The finish is really bright and mouthwatering. There’s rather stony precision and this still a touch tight. Begs for cellaring...95" WS 09/10 "A fatter, more buttery, more tropical fruit and honeyed style of wine is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc. Creme brulee notes intermixed with honeysuckle, peach and apricot marmalade are all present in this gorgeous wine, which possesses good definition but lower acidity and less minerality than the 2010. It is certainly a more flattering and exuberant style, so depending on what readers prefer, there is a choice between two completely contrasting vintages of the white wine from Clos des Papes...94" WA 10/11 "Also up front and perfumed, yet with a slightly more honeyed note in its buttered peach, creamy flowers, honeysuckle, and mineral-driven aromas, the 2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is still beautifully fresh and clean on the palate, showing a full-bodied, rich texture, integrated acidity, and a classy, elegant mouth feel and finish. It can be enjoyed now, or cellared for another 4-5 years...94" RR 10/12

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