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2008 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 »

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93
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2017
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 155
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 11/01/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2017

Outstanding for the vintage. Classic aromas of herbs de provence, currants, cassis, scorched earth and forest floor. Great lenght, silky tannins! The wine's finish is very persistent and easily 45 seconds.

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