2004 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone/southern France FRANCE
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95 points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Feb 2007

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Robert Parker

The 2004 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out to be one of the finest wines of the vintage,... The wine displays gorgeously sweet black raspberries, kirsch liqueur, and resiny, loamy soil notes. Medium to full-bodied, this blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, and the rest some of the other red varietals that are permitted, is performing beautifully and is certainly one of the vintage’s superstars. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, rich, and as accessible as the 2003, but slightly fresher and not as muscular and thick. Nevertheless, this is a top effort from the father and son team of Paul and Vincent Avril. This wine can be drunk now but can be cellared for 15-20 years. This exquisitely run estate continues to turn out wines of great fragrance, richness as well as flavor authority and integrity.Drink 2007-2027. 95 points

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