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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 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;


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Vintage: 2009 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


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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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This has terrific purity, with a stunningly pure beam of cassis holding sway over fruitcake, melted licorice and incense notes. Shows impressive density for the vintage, but this is suave, elegant and seamless through the finish, with terrific underlying minerality. Best from 2009 through 2030.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Really tight now, but packed with dark fig, currant, espresso, licorice and chocolate notes. Superfleshy but seriously structured, therersquo;s layer after layer of sweet spice, fruit and minerality pumping through the finish, with lots of latent depth and power. Far more backward than the 2003 or 2004 on release, but since this red typically puts on weight as it ages, it should be a monster mdash; agrave; la the 1990 mdash; when it reaches its peak. Best from 2009 through 2030.


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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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