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Clos du Mont Olivet Blanc Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

What a gorgeous nose full of spice, herb, jammy fruit, a little leather, a little damp tobacco, a touch of menthol and dried flowers. Pretty well resolved in the mouth with solid acidity and s touch of chewy tannins still here. There plenty of earthy, dried fruit, baked apple and dried cherry fruit with a bit of walnut/raisin/ apple strudel. This is long and pretty powerful on the backend with deep dark bitter cherry and black plum fruit tones. There's alot of earthy goodness here with an insinuation of green walnut carrying through on the finish. 2009-2014 90pts

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Editorial Reviews for Clos du Mont Olivet Blanc Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 04/10/2009

What a gorgeous nose full of spice, herb, jammy fruit, a little leather, a little damp tobacco, a touch of menthol and dried flowers. Pretty well resolved in the mouth with solid acidity and s touch of chewy tannins still here. There plenty of earthy, dried fruit, baked apple and dried cherry fruit with a bit of walnut/raisin/ apple strudel. This is long and pretty powerful on the backend with deep dark bitter cherry and black plum fruit tones. There's alot of earthy goodness here with an insinuation of green walnut carrying through on the finish. 2009-2014 90pts


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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,976
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/17/2016

This 2008 (an average vintage) from the reputable Clos du Mont-Olivet has the usual confit scent of cherry, raspberry and a hint of latex. The wine is mature (2016) with a nice Southern Rhone entry of sage, raspberry, strawberry (for some people) and rubber (not in a bad way). Finish is warm, friendly and perfect for the lamb stews of southern France. Decent stuff that could keep through 2019. 88 points.


Snooth User: Matt W
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/16/2011

Moderately deep purplish red. Smells amazing, smooth and creamy. Coats the mouth with creaminess, then a big zing across the tongue, then a pleasant lingering spicy aftertaste. Very enjoyable.


Snooth User: mistersplice
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/05/2010

6/10/12 = 28/50


Snooth User: davolee
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/10/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: fredzimny
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 09/09/2009

Four and a half glasses


4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 04/10/2009

Cured meats, dark sweet thick overripe cherries and a bit of wood on the nose. Palate is thick and creamy, smooth tannins, and a mouth full of heat and some leather. Those same cured meats are there, maybe some maple soaked bacon. Long, delicious finish.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 04/10/2009

Big and meaty but with a real mellow finish. This is pure Pape.

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    External Reviews for Clos du Mont Olivet Blanc Chateauneuf-du-Pape

    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

    The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition offers abundant aromas of Christmas fruitcake, cassis, kirsch, spice box, smoked game and charcuterie. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous display of sweet glycerin, rich, ripe fruit, some structure and a moderately tannic, long finish. It will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring, and should last for 12-15+ years. Deep ruby-red. Ripe red and dark berry scents are complicated by notes of garrigue and licorice. Lush, sappy black raspberry and mulberry flavors are lifted by a zesty mineral note and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows good heft and finishes with sweet, clinging red fruit character. Lots of power here but this wine is carrying no excess poundage. A fresh, crunchy style, with bouncy honeysuckle, honeydew and green fig flavors followed by a lively, minerally finish. Delicious. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. -JM


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

    The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition offers abundant aromas of Christmas fruitcake, cassis, kirsch, spice box, smoked game and charcuterie. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous display of sweet glycerin, rich, ripe fruit, some structure and a moderately tannic, long finish. It will be even better with 2andndash;3 years of cellaring, and should last for 12andndash;15+ years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 08/18/2012

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


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 02/11/2012

    A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

    The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, silky tannins, good acidity, impressive precision as well as aromatic uplift. Similar to, but less evolved than the 2009, with deeper, more concentrated fruit, it should drink well for 10andndash;15 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 01/31/2013

    A classically styled Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the 2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape - tasted out of foudre and a blend of roughly 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre and the rest an assortment of permitted varieties - shows plenty of promise... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 02/15/2012

    Deep ruby-red. Ripe red and dark berry scents are complicated by notes of garrigue and licorice. Lush, sappy black raspberry and mulberry flavors are lifted by a zesty mineral note and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows good heft and finishes with sw... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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