Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.3347 ratings
9.253 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Justin Bothur

From a half bottle. Still very expressive and powerful for over 20 years later in a 375. Beautiful wine. So mineral.

From a half bottle. Still very expressive and powerful for over 20 years later in a 375. Beautiful wine. So mineral.

Oct 9th, 2017
Blake Motley

Blake had this 3 years ago

Blake had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2017
Jinglin Zhang

Hot brick and opulent sweet red cherry. Under layer of sweet spice and liquorice. Burgundian elegant mixed with Chateau-neuf. Such an amazing example of admirable Grenache blend!

Hot brick and opulent sweet red cherry. Under layer of sweet spice and liquorice. Burgundian elegant mixed with Chateau-neuf. Such an amazing example of admirable Grenache blend!

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2015
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

8.9

a claret in chateauneuf balanced and elegant 65%grenache 20 mourvedre10 syrah 5 vaccarese muscardin counoise the avril family only mske one cuvee so good value

a claret in chateauneuf balanced and elegant 65%grenache 20 mourvedre10 syrah 5 vaccarese muscardin counoise the avril family only mske one cuvee so good value

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2013
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. Quite bright in the glass...more ruby than garnet. Awesome aromas of red fruit, spice and garrigue. On the palate, bright red fruits that comes across so fresh and delightful but there's a great deal of nuanced complexity to it with spices, minerals and sous bois. This is arguably the most Burgundian CNdP that I've ever had and I love it! Not terribly tannic; easy to enjoy now. Acid is balanced and perfect for a meal. What a treat! With a little evolution, this could be even better. Drink now or hold.

Popped and poured. Quite bright in the glass...more ruby than garnet. Awesome aromas of red fruit, spice and garrigue. On the palate, bright red fruits that comes across so fresh and delightful but there's a great deal of nuanced complexity to it with spices, minerals and sous bois. This is arguably the most Burgundian CNdP that I've ever had and I love it! Not terribly tannic; easy to enjoy now. Acid is balanced and perfect for a meal. What a treat! With a little evolution, this could be even better. Drink now or hold.

May 31st, 2017
Laurence Feraud

Red 2012

Red 2012

Apr 17th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.7

Here's to the breeze that blows through the trees!

Here's to the breeze that blows through the trees!

Jan 21st, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Youth meets tertiary, and I love CdP in "off" vintages, especially from top producers. My favorite producer, Paul April males this is special wine from a special vineyard that used to actually be owned by the Papacy. The white CdP is outstanding too.
Savory strawberry, rhubarb, red plum, blood oranges, a touch of roast beef, peppercorn spice, and a pronounced floral finish.
Fine as silk, with a seamless palate and good acidity.
#closdespapes #avril #cdp
#chateauneufdupape

Youth meets tertiary, and I love CdP in "off" vintages, especially from top producers. My favorite producer, Paul April males this is special wine from a special vineyard that used to actually be owned by the Papacy. The white CdP is outstanding too.
Savory strawberry, rhubarb, red plum, blood oranges, a touch of roast beef, peppercorn spice, and a pronounced floral finish.
Fine as silk, with a seamless palate and good acidity.
#closdespapes #avril #cdp
#chateauneufdupape

Nov 21st, 2016
Robin Gerber

Partner Spotlight Brands

9.0

2010 drinking great

2010 drinking great

Aug 17th, 2016
Spencer Cutter

Very dark black fruit with vanilla, coffee and mushroom on the nose. Medium intensity. Medium plus acid and tannins which dry the palate on the finish. Medium plus alcohol and body. Loads of graphite and dark fruit on the palate with some vanilla...like chewing on a pencil in 8th grade algebra exam with some blackberries.

Very dark black fruit with vanilla, coffee and mushroom on the nose. Medium intensity. Medium plus acid and tannins which dry the palate on the finish. Medium plus alcohol and body. Loads of graphite and dark fruit on the palate with some vanilla...like chewing on a pencil in 8th grade algebra exam with some blackberries.

Jun 19th, 2016