Clos du Mont Olivet Côtes du Rhône Font de Blanche 2009

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

The explosive, pedal-to-the-metal, super-duper 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuveacute;e 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 cuveacute;e 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 cuveacute;e since their sublime 1990. Moreover, it should drink well and evolve for at least 20+ years.

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External Reviews for Clos du Mont Olivet Côtes du Rhône Font de Blanche

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The explosive, pedal-to-the-metal, super-duper 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuveacute;e 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 cuveacute;e 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 cuveacute;e since their sublime 1990. Moreover, it should drink well and evolve for at least 20+ years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/10/2011

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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/10/2011

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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/10/2011

Deep red. Explosively perfumed, captivating bouquet of red and dark berries, smoky Indian spices, pungent herbs and iron. Much more powerful, weighty and extraverted than the graceful 2006, with palate-staining dark berry and cherry-cola flavors and a late note of candied licorice. The echoing dark berry qualities refuse to quit on the aftertaste.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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 4ndash;5 years and keep for 15ndash;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: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Clos Du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuv


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

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