Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.282 ratings
9.025 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
LM Segal

Distinctive nose of dried pine forest and loamy earth. Rich, kirsch and silky red fruit. Asian spice, white pepper. So long and smoooth. No more edges but sense this can go a long time more.

Distinctive nose of dried pine forest and loamy earth. Rich, kirsch and silky red fruit. Asian spice, white pepper. So long and smoooth. No more edges but sense this can go a long time more.

Nov 12th, 2020
LM Segal

An assault of dried bacon fat 🥓 and kirsch liqueur. Give this time in the glass or long decant, gets better and better, and there’s a hint of prune there that I ❤️ but may turn some people off.

An assault of dried bacon fat 🥓 and kirsch liqueur. Give this time in the glass or long decant, gets better and better, and there’s a hint of prune there that I ❤️ but may turn some people off.

Apr 26th, 2020
Greg Gregory

Ripe for me

Ripe for me

Oct 14th, 2018
Eric Egan

In a good place right now, though it will probably open up more in 5-7 years. Lovely medium deep cherry colour with tannins dropping out (signs of bricking) but still strong and exceptionally well layered; high Mauvèdre content is evident on the nose, with hints of beef tomatoes, cooked rabbit stew, and fresh farm soil, matched with Grenachey notes of pepper, strawberries, and sunshine. Great acidity, still prickly tannins, and fantastic length!

In a good place right now, though it will probably open up more in 5-7 years. Lovely medium deep cherry colour with tannins dropping out (signs of bricking) but still strong and exceptionally well layered; high Mauvèdre content is evident on the nose, with hints of beef tomatoes, cooked rabbit stew, and fresh farm soil, matched with Grenachey notes of pepper, strawberries, and sunshine. Great acidity, still prickly tannins, and fantastic length!

Jul 31st, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Dried raspberry, a bit of umami,earthy, mushroom, sweet tobacco, leather, dried tea leaves, M+ intensity. M+ tannin, finish and complexity. M- acid. Beautifully balanced and elegant.

Dried raspberry, a bit of umami,earthy, mushroom, sweet tobacco, leather, dried tea leaves, M+ intensity. M+ tannin, finish and complexity. M- acid. Beautifully balanced and elegant.

Feb 28th, 2016
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

8.5

Bretty and very ripe

Bretty and very ripe

Sep 8th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

From magnum.

From magnum.

Jul 27th, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

From magnum.

From magnum.

Jul 27th, 2015
David Eckert

Second bottle corked. Oh the humanity!!

Second bottle corked. Oh the humanity!!

Feb 1st, 2015
David Eckert

Dang I'm not having much luck, over ripe fruit soup.

Dang I'm not having much luck, over ripe fruit soup.

Feb 1st, 2015