38 Ratings
Paul Avril Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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(From 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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    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 3 years
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    96 p.

    over 2 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/12/2012