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Flickinger Wines USD 116.67 750ml

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Old school Chateauneuf rocking the house with brett influenced notes of barnyard and horse adding push and complexity to the textbook notes of garrigue, cherry and mint. Really effusively perfumed and delicious to smell. In the mouth this reveals the lean nature of the vintage with a surprisingly acid driven taut core of red fruits, lovely notes of wild cherry and dried herb. This is a bit short though lively and fresh and giving it's all tonight. Wonderfully approachable and traditional Chateauneuf. 90pts

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Editorial Reviews for Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1994 11/07/2008

Old school Chateauneuf rocking the house with brett influenced notes of barnyard and horse adding push and complexity to the textbook notes of garrigue, cherry and mint. Really effusively perfumed and delicious to smell. In the mouth this reveals the lean nature of the vintage with a surprisingly acid driven taut core of red fruits, lovely notes of wild cherry and dried herb. This is a bit short though lively and fresh and giving it's all tonight. Wonderfully approachable and traditional Chateauneuf. 90pts


Member Reviews for Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

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Snooth User: dogan
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2011

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: Anca
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/16/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/19/2014

Tasted from multiple foudres, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning! Showing surprising depth and concentration in the vintage, with full-bodied richness and texture, all of the samples showed perfumed, complex aromatics, fantastic mid-palates and serious back-end structure. Less forward than the 2011, with plenty of oomph, it will most likely require short-term cellaring to come around, and have a broad drink window.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/19/2014

Tasted in three components, from three different foudres, followed by a hypothetical final blend that Avril has assembled in its own foudre. #1 (80% grenache, 10% syrah and the rest “all the other varieties”): Intense red fruit and floral scents, with a bright mineral overtone. Silky and fruit-driven, offering sweet raspberry liqueur and lavender flavors and a touch of white pepper. Spicy and precise, with serious finishing power. This is carrying 15.7% alcohol. #2) (70% grenache, 20% syrah and 10% mourvedre): Deeper and darker in character than #1, offering bitter cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors and a touch of licorice. A sexy floral note dominates the finish, which is smooth, focused and long. #3 (55% grenache, 40% mourvedre and 5% counoise): Exotic black and blue fruit compote on the nose, with a smoky note gaining power with air. Rich and energetic, finishing with excellent clarity and thrust. A hypothetical final blend: Opaque ruby. Heady aromas of dark berry preserves, potpourri, anise and spicecake, with a zesty mineral topnote. Juicy, focused and penetrating, offering sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a strong mineral undertone. Closes spicy and long, with smooth tannins folding smoothly into the fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Moving to the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape, this is a vintage that’s loved by Paul-Vincent, and one that he compares to 2005. Hitting 15.4% alcohol, it has gorgeous richness and depth, with the hallmark elegance of the estate. Kirsch, blackberry, licorice, spice and floral notes all emerge from the glass, and it builds on the palate with superb concentration, integrated acidity and sweet tannin. Paul-Vincent commented that he thinks this will close down quickly. Nevertheless its balance, tannin and overall equilibrium will keep it drinking nicely through 2032.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

A stunner, with a gorgeous cassis aroma that soars from the glass, reinforced by a core of cherry and plum pâte de fruit, hoisin sauce, warm ganache and well-roasted apple wood notes. Hefty, but suave and seamless. The finish lets graphite and licorice elements glide through. The structure is dense, polished and perfectly integrated, resulting in lovely length. Should be a beauty after cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2032.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2013

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2010 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2014

Full ruby. Intense aromas of red fruit preserves, anise, lavender and exotic spices. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors accented by floral pastille and spice nuances. Tannins come on late and build with air, but the fruit keeps pace. Finishes firm and very long, with resonating floral and spice notes and impressive energy.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1,5 L - France - Region: Rh


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