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Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneu Grenache 2009

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The flagship wine is composed predominately of Grenache (around 80%), with Syrah, Mouvèdre and Cinsault rounding out the blend. The wines are fermented in concrete vats and aged in large foudres (no new oak is used at this no-nonsense domaine). The grapes are not de-stemmed and the wines are neither fined nor filtered. The vines at this estate average over 60 years of age.

Region: France

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Editorial Reviews for Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneu Grenache

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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0.00 5
11/02/2012

Black olive, licorice and herbs frame the black cherry and plum fruits of the nose here, and the flavors remain quite consistent on the palate as well. Rather deftly balanced, this remains on the elegant side of the spectrum and is firmly medium-bodied, with a soft base of tannins and fairly bright acidity helping to showcase the fruit. This is lovely and exhibits finesse, though it does lack a bit of complexity. Finishes with fine length and a return of savoriness on the finale. 91pts


External Reviews for Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneu Grenache

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Deep red. Complex, spice-accented bouquet of cherry, dark berry and dried flowers, with a hint of anise emerging with air. Deeply pitched blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and show a suave floral nuance. Finishes juicy and long, with very good clarity and lingering spiciness.


External Review
02/01/2012

Ruby-red. Musky black raspberry and Indian spices on the nose, with complicating notes of lavender, violet and licorice. Compellingly sweet and velvety on entry, then vibrant and delineated in the mid-palate, with an appealing floral quality complementing the flavors of crushed red berries and cherry. Pungent minerality adds energy to a long, spicy finish. The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape kicks up the intensity ever so slightly. It has a darker ruby hue and an elegant nose of black raspberries, sandy, loamy soil notes, roasted Provencal herbs, and hints of pepper and spice in a medium to full-bodied finish. A blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, and Vaccarese aged totally in old wood foudres, it should drink nicely for 8-10 years. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise and Vaccarese (aged completely in old wood foudres), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition displays classic, textbook Chateauneuf du Pape aromas of kirsch liqueur, roasted Provencal herbs/garrigue, cedar and loamy soil intermixed with a hint of lavender. Full-bodied and lavishly fruited with moderately sweet tannin and abundant glycerin, this heady, upfront, complex, evolved 2009 can be enjoyed over the next 10–12 years.


External Review
02/11/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
02/15/2012

Deep red. Complex, spice-accented bouquet of cherry, dark berry and dried flowers, with a hint of anise emerging with air. Deeply pitched blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and show a suave floral nuance. Finishes jui... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape kicks up the intensity ever so slightly. It has a darker ruby hue and an elegant nose of black raspberries, sandy, loamy soil notes, roasted Provencal herbs, and hints of pepper and spice in a medium to full-bodied finish. A blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, and Vaccarese aged totally in old wood foudres, it should drink nicely for 8andndash;10 years.


External Review
01/10/2013

Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise and Vaccarese (aged completely in old wood foudres), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition displays classic, textbook Chateauneuf du Pape aromas of kirsch liqueur, roasted Provencal herbs/garrigue, cedar and loamy soil intermixed with a hint of lavender. Full-bodied and lavishly fruited with moderately sweet tannin and abundant glycerin, this heady, upfront, complex, evolved 2009 can be enjoyed over the next 10andndash;12 years.


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The flagship wine is composed predominately of Grenache (around 80%), with Syrah, Mouvèdre and Cinsault rounding out the blend. The wines are fermented in concrete vats and aged in large foudres (no new oak is used at this no-nonsense domaine). The grapes are not de-stemmed and the wines are neither fined nor filtered. The vines at this estate average over 60 years of age.

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