Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape 2012

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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. The grapes are partially de-stemmed (usually about 60%). The vines at this estate average over 60 years of age.

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Member Reviews for Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,807
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/03/2013

The nose was restrained, even after three hours in decanter. Red berry fruit dominated with chalky minerals and a hint of herbs and funk. On the palate, it was youthful and compact with candied red fruits and violet candies. Rich fruit extract stained the palate but was replaced by a sensation of heat that lingered long after the fruit had faded. (88 points)


Snooth User: Dansnooth
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/01/2013

Very nice CDP @ $27 from Gordon's.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,807
4.40 5
Vintage: 2010 03/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: MarkGor
8043116
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/27/2008

Not ready for drink yet.


Snooth User: george croal
6544322
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 11/26/2010

This is one of the worst wines I have ever tried to drink. It was not, in fact, drinkable. I have never returned a bottle of wine in my life but if I remembered where I bought it I would certainly return it. My bottle had a very bitter and stale taste; almost as if it had been sitting open for two or three weeks.


Snooth User: cmackinlay
2141779
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 07/12/2009

Incredible.


Snooth User: zac
3739340
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 02/09/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/07/2014

More serious and age-worthy, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is an impressive traditional cuvee that offers textbook black cherry, ground herbs, underbrush, leather, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, mid-weight effort is nicely balanced, with clean integrated acidity and fine tannin. It should have a decade or more of prime drinking. Drink 2015–2022.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/07/2014

Deep ruby. Lively aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a hint of blood orange adding an exotic flourish. Smooth, seamless and focused on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral-tinged raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of anise. Supple tannins come on late and add shape to the long, sweet, penetrating finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/06/2013

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 ** Only 14 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/01/2013

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 10/23/2013

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 ** Only 7 in Stock **


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2010 03/02/2013

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 06/26/2013

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 ** Only 8 in Stock **


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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. The grapes are partially de-stemmed (usually about 60%). The vines at this estate average over 60 years of age.

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