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2006 Clos des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Blend - France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape - Red

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape

Red Rhone Blend
Producer Notes

Clos des Papes is indisputably one of the reference points for premium Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owned by the Avril family, who has been making wine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since the beginning of the 18th century, this property maintains its distinction of premier status not only because of its exceptional product, but also due to the generosity and graciousness of its owners - Paul (father), Vincent... More »

Score
96
JR 17++
IWC 95
WA 98
WS 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2016-2020 WA: 2009-2032 WS: 2009-2030
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 142

($98) Bright ruby. Highly expressive aromas of raspberry, cherry, lavender, smoked meat and minerals. Racy and sharply focused, with juicy red and dark berry flavors, silky texture and a gentle candied floral quality. Impressively pure and balanced, with outstanding finishing clarity and lingering sweetness. Does this ever really finish? By no means a blockbuster, but delivers very serious palate impact.

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JR 17++
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Bottled May 2008.Tasted at the domaine in Nov 2008 immediately after tasting samples of the super-opulent 2007 so it seemed much less expressive on the nose initially. Rather medicinal notes and very firm in structure with the tannins less ripe than in 2007 but very refreshing with even a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very persistent but also very dry on the finish.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 179
Drink Dates 2009-2032

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, spring flowers, raspberries, black currants, spice box, and earth. In the mouth, it is utterly profound - full-bodied and multidimensional with astonishing purity, length, equilibrium, and intensity. This is a superb vintage for the Avrils, and Vincent deserves huge accolades for producing a wine of such incredible intensity and complexity. Think of Clos des Papes as a Chateauneuf du Pape with the complexity of a top-notch grand cru Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2009-2030

This has terrific purity, with a stunningly pure beam of cassis holding sway over fruitcake, melted licorice and incense notes. Shows impressive density for the vintage, but this is suave, elegant and seamless through the finish, with terrific underlying minerality.

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Author NCL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.643%
Drink Dates 2012-2020
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.393%
Tasted On 08/08/2014
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Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.122%
Tasted On 06/16/2013
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Author Labyrinth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 50%
Tasted On 10/17/2010
Drink Dates 2020
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.537%
Tasted On 07/28/2010

Very good. Spice on the nose, great fruit, and excellent flavors

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