48 Ratings
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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(2006 Vintage) "The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the two or three candidates for the wine of the vintage. An extraordinarily great wine, the 2006 is far superior to the 2005, which was amazing, and while made in a different style, is as great as the 2003, and such legends as 1990 and 1978. Fashioned from a minuscule 21 hectoliters per hectare, and tipping the scales at 15.2% natural alcohol, the 2006 boasts a dense ruby/purple color to the rim, in addition to an extraordinary bouquet of melted licorice, s...

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    Drinking very well now, suave and elegant. Nose of truffle and leather, deep purple fruits, violets. Awesome wine. Tannins fully resolved. Decant at least 1 hour for full effect, partly muted at first.

    5 months
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/12/2012