Clos Des Papes

Domaine Albin Jacumin

La Bégude des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

Lyle Fass
9.2

Terrific nose. Huge kirsch perfume. Stone. Raspberry. So clean, so precise and really refined. High toned and floral as well. Tons of fresh herbs. A killer CDP nose and zero heat and it’s 15%. Palate is ripe and juicy with good complexity and concentration. Powerful and sleek but also a hint of CDP heat. 15% is 15%. But good chewy tannins and cooling offset to the fruit that makes the 15% workable in the context of the wine and appellation. — 10 days ago

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John Howard

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Probably the best wines at higher alcohol contents. Usually hides it very well.
Lyle Fass

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Agreed but sometimes they can be out of hand. For me 2015 Pegau de Capo is an example of too hot. 16% plus and tasted like vodka.
John Howard

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They hide it well when they do. When they don’t, they really suck.

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From @Joshua Sigler “Recently I’ve paid €79 for a wine I liked a lot less.”

Perfect for a rainy Irish evening overlooking the rolling hills of County Clare in the Burren with Sheep grazing in the distance.
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