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Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Premier 2009

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I tasted through various foudres of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape and it is unquestionably a top-flight wine for Clos des Papes that is seductive and forward by the standards of this estate. It reminded me of the precocious style of the 2003, and Avril told me the 2009 is less alcoholic than either the 2003 or 2007, and the pH is a normal 3.75. Yields were a very small 20 hectoliters per hectare, largely because of their selection process and the drought. Every foudre I tasted was beautifully pure displaying a deep ruby/plum color, sweet kirsch and black raspberry fruit, full body, decent acidity (they never acidify here) and sweet, velvety tannins....The 2009 is a beautiful success that should drink well for 15+ years...92-95" WA 10/10

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Snooth User: thomaslink
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Vintage: 2008 09/02/2011

Vegetabil, Frucht, Pfeffrig - aber etwas "alt" im Mund. Elegant


External Reviews for Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Premier

External Review
01/03/2012

Deep ruby. Intensely perfumed cherry, garrigue and flowers on the nose, plus notes of licorice and smoky Moroccan spices. At once fleshy and sappy, with incisive, spicy red fruit flavors complicated by herbs and floral pastilles. Finishes spicy and with superb intensity, echoing the spice and floral notes emphatically. This sample was a blend from five of Avrilrsquo;s giant, mostly old foudres Avril averred that ldquo;14.5% alcohol is the jumping off point for high-quality grenache, any less and the flavors arenrsquo;t complete. This should be just above that so it will be fresh and balanced.rdquo;


External Review
01/03/2012

Very pretty, almost delicate, of medium body and medium concentration. The soft and supple tannins are sleek and easy to appreciate. Itrsquo;ll be hard to resist enjoying it on release, with its burst of red and black fruit on the succulent finish. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
01/03/2012

The 2000 Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape (14.3% alcohol) was produced from relatively abundant yields (for this estate) of 30 hectoliters per hectare. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an elegant bouquet of black raspberries mixed with cherries, minerals, tree bark, and spice. There is abundant power and elegance as well as a pure style and surprising finesse for a Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape. The 2000 requires 3ndash;4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005ndash;2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

The 1996 Châteauneuf du Pape requires consumption within its first 8 or so years of life, it is close to outstanding. From its exotic, gorgeously fragrant nose of pepper, crushed sea shells. Provençal olives, and plum/cherry fruit, this dark garnet-colored wine is open-knit, juicy, rich, fat, medium to full-bodied, and expansive and succulent. it delivers it considerable quantity of fruit and spice in an easy-going, generous, precocious style.


External Review
09/16/2011

Considered by Paul-Vincent to be a hypothetical blend of his '05 and '07, the 2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty, displaying plenty of power and depth, as well as elegance and balance. Loaded with flowers, kirsch, licorice, and subtl... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Bright ruby. Highly expressive aromas of raspberry, cherry, lavender, smoked meat and minerals. Racy and sharply focused, with juicy red and dark berry flavors, silky texture and a gentle candied floral quality. Impressively pure and balanced, with outstanding finishing clarity and lingering sweetness. Does this ever really finish? By no means a blockbuster, but delivers very serious palate impact.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (14.3% alcohol) was produced from relatively abundant yields (for this estate) of 30 hectoliters per hectare. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an elegant bouquet of black raspberries mixed with cherries, minerals, tree bark, and spice. There is abundant power and elegance as well as a pure style and surprising finesse for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2000 requires 3-4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.


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I tasted through various foudres of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape and it is unquestionably a top-flight wine for Clos des Papes that is seductive and forward by the standards of this estate. It reminded me of the precocious style of the 2003, and Avril told me the 2009 is less alcoholic than either the 2003 or 2007, and the pH is a normal 3.75. Yields were a very small 20 hectoliters per hectare, largely because of their selection process and the drought. Every foudre I tasted was beautifully pure displaying a deep ruby/plum color, sweet kirsch and black raspberry fruit, full body, decent acidity (they never acidify here) and sweet, velvety tannins....The 2009 is a beautiful success that should drink well for 15+ years...92-95" WA 10/10

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