2009 Paul Avril Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape
34 Ratings
34 Ratings
2009 Paul Avril Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) A classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Vaccarese and Counoise, all aged in large foudres in Clos des Papes’s air-conditioned and humidity-controlled wine cellar, the wine boasts a dense purple color along with lots of gorgeously pure black raspberry, black currant and kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with notions of spring flowers, tapenade, licorice and spice box. This dense, full-bodied, powerful Chateauneuf is also remarkably fresh and well-delineated. It even exceeded the 2007 in natural alcohol, coming in at 15.9%. With an extraordinary texture and considerable tannin in the finish, it will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age, and is built for 25-30 years of cellaring. Don’t miss it!

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    cool serveren! erg lekker

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage)