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49 Ratings
Clos des Papes Châteuneuf-du-Pape

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Although by percentage Grenache still accounts for 50% of the 2013 (as opposed to the usual 65%) it is the Mourvedre (30%) that dominates with its dense but bright dark cassis flavours and velvety texture. Syrah, Vacarese, Counoise also add freshness, complexity and balance to the overall blend. A wine bursting with complex dark and red hedgerow fruits, touches of bramble sloe and hints of strawberry mixed with black pepper and sweet spice notes of star anise and cinnamon. Intense, finely poised fresh and silky.

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    Quand on est face à une bouteille pareille, on se fait tout petit. C'est vraiment une très très grande bouteille beaucoup d'aromes une très belle bouche et une finale qui ne s'arrête plus. Le second verre permet d'entrevoir le potentiel de garde encore présent. 🍷🍷🍷🍷

    8 months
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    Robert Parker The Wine Advocate 99/100 2012 to 2042 Wine Spectator 97/100 CellarTracker 95/100 (150 notes from 121 users ) Stephen Tanzer 95/100 Jancis Robinson 18/20 2010 to 2017

    almost 5 years
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    96 p.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/12/2012