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Clos du Mont Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2007

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"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet may will turn out to be their finest example since the 1998 and 1990. Stylistically, it probably comes closest to resembling the legendary 1990. Notes of roasted meats and smoked duck, with Provencal herbs, truffle, incense, licorice, and pepper, are all there, plus enormous quantities of red and black fruits. This is one heck of a complex wine, with a bouquet that is the essence of southern France, in particular Provence. Full-bodied, powerful, with the glycerin and level of richness covering some lofty tannins, this wine is already accessible and nearly impossible to resist, but my instincts suggest it will be absolutely glorious in another 4-5 years and keep for 15-20...98+" WA 10/09

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External Reviews for Clos du Mont Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Cuvée du Papet

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/22/2011

The luxury cuvee of old vines that is virtually all Grenache, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Papet is superb and probably the finest example of this wine since the glorious 1998. Kirsch liqueur dominates the nose, but one can also find licorice, high quality cigar tobacco, and plenty of raspberry notes. Deep ruby to the rim, this full-bodied wine has stunning concentration, moderate tannin, good definition, and a blockbuster finish. This is a sensational wine that should be at its best between 2008 and 2020.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/23/2009

The explosive, pedal-to-the-metal, super-duper 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet has an even darker ruby/purple color, with a glorious intense nose of roast meat and Provencal herbs interwoven with kirsch, black currant, loamy, earthy scents... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/22/2011

The explosive, pedal-to-the-metal, super-duper 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvée du Papet has an even darker ruby/purple color, with a glorious intense nose of roast meat and Provencal herbs interwoven with kirsch, black currant, loamy, earthy scents, and some pepper and spice. There is just about everything going on in the aromatics, suggesting that the taster is standing in an open-air marketplace in Provence. Aged 18 months in wood foudres and a blend of 80% Grenache and equal parts Syrah and Mouvedre, this cuvée exhibits huge body, loads of glycerin, fabulous concentration, but is not the least bit heavy or sloppy. This is a sensational expression of old vines that should prove to be their greatest example of this cuvée since their sublime 1990. Moreover, it should drink well and evolve for at least 20+ years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/22/2011

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet may well turn out to be their finest example since the 1998 and 1990. Stylistically, it probably comes closest to resembling the legendary 1990. Notes of roasted meats and smoked duck, with Provencal herbs, truffle, incense, licorice, and pepper, are all there, plus enormous quantities of red and black fruits. This is one heck of a complex wine, with a bouquet that is the essence of southern France, in particular Provence. Full-bodied, powerful, with the glycerin and level of richness covering some lofty tannins, this wine is already accessible and nearly impossible to resist, but my instincts suggest it will be absolutely glorious in another 4-5 years and keep for 15-20. One of the hallmark and legendary estates of Chateauneuf du Pape, having first estate-bottled wine in the early 1930s, Clos du Mont Olivet is a reference point for traditional, long-lived Chateauneuf du Pape.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/22/2011

Remarkably dense, but silky, with captivating mouthfeel to the black Mission fig, sandalwood, black tea, macerated currant fruit and plum sauce, all held together by finely beaded acidity. Best from 2010 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/22/2011

Medium red. Multifaceted bouquet of bitter cherry, red plum, tapenade, pipe tobacco and espresso. Quite supple on the palate, with concentrated but finely etched flavors of cherry, plum, fresh herbs, espresso and bitter chocolate. Velvety and quite elegant for a wine of its size, finishing with juicy acidity, sweet tannins and striking length.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2011

Remarkably dense, but silky at the same time, with captivating mouthfeel to the layer upon layer of roasted black Mission fig, sandalwood, black tea, macerated currant fruit and plum sauce, all held together by finely beaded acidity. Latent grip show... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet 750ml


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"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet may will turn out to be their finest example since the 1998 and 1990. Stylistically, it probably comes closest to resembling the legendary 1990. Notes of roasted meats and smoked duck, with Provencal herbs, truffle, incense, licorice, and pepper, are all there, plus enormous quantities of red and black fruits. This is one heck of a complex wine, with a bouquet that is the essence of southern France, in particular Provence. Full-bodied, powerful, with the glycerin and level of richness covering some lofty tannins, this wine is already accessible and nearly impossible to resist, but my instincts suggest it will be absolutely glorious in another 4-5 years and keep for 15-20...98+" WA 10/09

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