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Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape la Cuvee du Papet 2012

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Much more concentrated than the traditional cuvée, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, from the Montalivet, La Crau, Palestor, Bois Dauphin lieux-dits, that was aged 85% in foudre and 15% in demi-muids and small barrels. Its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of black raspberry, currants, crushed rock and peppery herbs. This flows to a medium to full-bodied, structured and classically put together Châteauneuf that has fresh acidity and no shortage of tannin. Give this beauty 3–5 years in the cellar, and enjoy bottles through 2032.

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External Reviews for Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape la Cuvee du Papet

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Much more concentrated than the traditional cuvée, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, from the Montalivet, La Crau, Palestor, Bois Dauphin lieux-dits, that was aged 85% in foudre and 15% in demi-muids and small barrels. Its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of black raspberry, currants, crushed rock and peppery herbs. This flows to a medium to full-bodied, structured and classically put together Châteauneuf that has fresh acidity and no shortage of tannin. Give this beauty 3–5 years in the cellar, and enjoy bottles through 2032.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

A silky style, with a core of licorice snap, steeped plum and black cherry fruit carried by latent grip through the tobacco and shiso leaf-tinged finish. A perfumy style, with latent depth, opening steadily in the glass. Let this flesh out in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2026.


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

Up there with the creme de la creme of the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet is a gorgeous wine that possesses classical notes of ground pepper, cured meats, tobacco leaf and currant fruit. Medium to full-bodied and relatively approachable by this cuvee’s standards, with beautiful purity of fruit and fine tannin, it should benefit from short-term cellaring and have an easy 12–15+ years of evolution. Drink 2015–2027.


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

Brilliant ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented red fruits and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and pure, with excellent depth to its raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Puts on weight with air without any loss of vibrancy. The mineral element carries strongly through the finish, which features silky tannins and a strong red fruit quality. Extremely elegant Chateauneuf, balanced to age.



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