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Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Premier 2012

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"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...95-98" WA 10/13 "A stunner, with a gorgeous cassis aroma that soars from the glass, reinforced by a core of cassis, cherry and plum pate 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 aftter cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2032...97" WS 9/14

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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

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Vintage: 2009 11/20/2013

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 Avril s giant mostly old foudres Avril averred that "14.5% alcohol is the jumping off point for high-quality grenache any less and the flavors aren t co


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 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.


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Vintage: 2009 10/10/2011

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 w... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 1500ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/19/2011

Darker red but a little less saturated. Reticent nose hints at fresh dark berries and kirsch; more floral and less spicy than the '97. Supple and stylish, with firm acids and modest fat. Good but not outstanding intensity and grip. Finishes firm and persistent, with cherry, smoke and earth notes. Vincent Avril compared this wine to the '93 and '88.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/20/2013

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. Best from 2011 through 2020. 1,000 cases made Wine Spectator, Oct. 31 2010, James Molesworth


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 09/26/2013

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


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 09/26/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


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"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...95-98" WA 10/13 "A stunner, with a gorgeous cassis aroma that soars from the glass, reinforced by a core of cassis, cherry and plum pate 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 aftter cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2032...97" WS 9/14

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