2008 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Origin
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone/southern France FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Grenache/Garnacha
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
91 points, Robert Parker, robertparker.com, Oct 2010

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2008 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Media Reviews

Robert Parker

Vincent Avril fashioned one of the finest 2008 Chateauneuf du Papes of the appellation. Made from a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest an assortment of permitted varietals, it exhibits a dark color as well as a bouquet of lavender, kirsch, licorice, loamy balsamic notes and hints of roasted meats and herbs. Evolved by this estate’s standards, it is an elegant effort with surprising density and richness. I actually prefer it to the 2005 (which was The Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year). The 2008 should drink nicely for 10-15 years. 91 points

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