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Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2017


Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2017

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"Explosive berrys blackberry, pepper, cinnamon, black currant, black fruit, red fruit, lots of raisins, plum, black plum, blueberry, raspberry, Strawberry."

Impenetrable midnight black core with a deep dark purple hue. Potent black cherry top notes waft out the glass with black raspberry, dark plum and liquorice scents in hot pursuit. Provincial herbs, traces of incense, light scorched earth, some meatiness and spice are also evident. Incredibly rich and powerful, the palate captures the intensity and freshness of the vintage brilliantly. A tidal wave of succulent ripe black cherry, black raspberry, dark plum and liquorice fruit cascades through the mouth leaving in its wake background elements of incense, scorched earth, provincial herbs, dried meats and spicy pepper. Ripe, rippling tannins impart a slight chewiness and give the wine its muscle. Prodigious length with an enthralling black fruit soaked finish.

Drink: 2017-2030

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Grenache Mourvèdre
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Brand Clos des Papes
Vintage 2017

Decanter – Paul and Vincent Avril, a father and son team, have established themselves as one of the finest producers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Despite being predominantly Grenache, it is reminiscent of an elegant northern Rhône Syrah with the texture of a Pinot. With a medium bodied intensity, it has a beautiful red fruit expression with some savoury notes. Harmony, finesse and elegance are probably the three words that best describe this beauty. One for the cellar.


In a mixed or straight case: $240.72

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