Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape rouge 2014
|Appellation||Chateauneuf du Pape|
|Brand||Clos des Papes|
Antonio Galloni/Vinous – Deep ruby. Highly perfumed scents of candied dark berries, cola and lavender oil develop a suave, smoky Indian spice nuance. Fleshy, expansive red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors display an impressive blend of richness and energy, picking up a mineral flourish with air. Finishes juicy, sweet and very long, displaying lingering, spice-tinged dark fruit flavors and slow-building tannins. Range: 93-95
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – From yields in range of 15 hectoliter per hectare, the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of the 2008 and reveals a healthy ruby color to go with the classic kirsch, dried flowers and spice notes that I always find in Avril’s wines. Showing an almost Pinot Noir-like texture with medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and outstanding length, it will certainly be one of the more approachable, forward wines from this estate, and it should be a low to mid-nineties scoring effort.
In a mixed or straight case: $213.74