2007 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 96

Reviews for 2007 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet may will turn out to be their finest example since the 1998 and 1990. Stylistically it probably comes closest to resembling the legendary 1990. Notes of roasted meats and... The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet may will turn out to be their finest example since the 1998 and 1990. Stylistically it probably comes closest to resembling the legendary 1990. Notes of roasted meats and smoked duck with Provencal herbs truffle incense licorice and pepper are all there plus enormous quantities of red and black fruits. This is one heck of a complex wine with a bouquet that is the essence of southern France in particular Provence. Full-bodied powerful with the glycerin and level of richness covering some lofty tannins this wine is already accessible and nearly impossible to resist but my instincts suggest it will be absolutely glorious in another 4-5 years and keep for 15-20.One of the hallmark and legendary estates of Chateauneuf du Pape having first estate-bottled wine in the early 1930s Clos du Mont Olivet is a reference point for traditional long-lived Chateauneuf du Pape. The estate is certainly one of the larger ones of the region with nearly 70 acres under vine. In the very finest years they produce their renowned Cuvee du Papet whose composition varies but it comes from their oldest vines and usually has a minimum of 75% Grenache although in some vintages such as 1998 and their first vintage of this wine 1990 it can be as high as 95% Grenache. It is aged completely in concrete vats and older demi-muids.One of the benchmark historical producers of Chateauneuf du Pape Clos du Mont Olivet has long been the bastion of one segment of the Sabon family. The consistent results have always been classic Chateauneuf du Papes that stand the test of time. With the introduction of their Cuvee du Papet in 1989 they created an old-vine luxury product that can push Chateauneuf du Pape to its maximum expression of Grenache and Provencal typicity.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2009
Remarkably dense but silky at the same time with captivating mouthfeel to the layer upon layer of roasted black Mission fig sandalwood black tea macerated currant fruit and plum sauce all held together by finely beaded... Remarkably dense but silky at the same time with captivating mouthfeel to the layer upon layer of roasted black Mission fig sandalwood black tea macerated currant fruit and plum sauce all held together by finely beaded acidity. Latent grip shows up at the very end boding well for long-term cellaring. Best from 2010 through 2030. 1000 cases made.