2014 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
Farming Style
biodynamic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
92-94 points, Jeb Dunnock, eroberparker.com, Oct 2015

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Media Reviews

Jeb Dunnock

From yields in range of 15 hectoliter per hectare, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of the 2008 and reveals a healthy ruby color to go with the classic kirsch, dried flowers and spice notes that I always find in Avril’s wines. Showing an almost Pinot Noir-like texture with medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and outstanding length, it will certainly be one of the more approachable, forward wines from this estate, and it should be a low to mid-nineties scoring effort. As I commented in my recent retrospective article, Clos des Pape is one of the reference point estates for traditional, age-worthy Châteauneuf du Pape. 92-94 points

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