2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
One of the great vintages from this estate, surpassing even the 1990, 2000, 2001, 2003, and maybe the 2010 (time will tell with this one), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Vincent Avril delivers everything you could want... One of the great vintages from this estate, surpassing even the 1990, 2000, 2001, 2003, and maybe the 2010 (time will tell with this one), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Vincent Avril delivers everything you could want from a wine. Full-bodied, intense and beautifully concentrated, with plenty of muscle and depth, it shows the hallmark elegance and purity of the estate, with sensational notes of kirsch liqueur, raspberries, incense, smoked meats and Asian spices. The blend is the normal 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, brought up all in older foudre, and it's just now entering its prime drink window and has another two decades of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Rank #42 on 2009 Top 100; Absolutely stunning with a deep well of crème de cassis that's thoroughly pure and captivating while black tea fig cake hoisin sauce incense and graphite notes weave throughout. The supervelvety... Rank #42 on 2009 Top 100; Absolutely stunning with a deep well of crème de cassis that's thoroughly pure and captivating while black tea fig cake hoisin sauce incense and graphite notes weave throughout. The supervelvety finish lets blackberry boysenberry and crushed cherry fruit take an encore-as if this needed any more fruit. A fantastic display of precision in a very opulent year. Best from 2010 through 2030. 8000 cases made. -JM
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2009
Foudre #12: Smoky wild and meaty with powerful raspberry and licorice qualities. Tannin-free sweet and long. Foudre #9: Deep inky dark fruit aromas with hints of licorice and smoky minerals. Pliant blackberry and kirsch... Foudre #12: Smoky wild and meaty with powerful raspberry and licorice qualities. Tannin-free sweet and long. Foudre #9: Deep inky dark fruit aromas with hints of licorice and smoky minerals. Pliant blackberry and kirsch on the palate with dusty tannins adding grip. Foudre #8: Intense mineral and cherry aromas with a subtle note of cola. Rich sappy and gently sweet with powerful red berry and cherry flavors. Really long. Foudre #7: Deep cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. Spicy red berry flavors gain weight with air taking a turn to cassis and bitter cherry. Foudre #2 all grenache: Fresh red berries and garrigue on the nose. Fresh sharply defined raspberry and cherry flavors with silky tannins and great mineral snap. Foudre #30: Explosively perfumed red fruit aromas with strong incense and floral qualities. Very sweet palate-staining raspberry and cassis flavors. Exceptionally long. Foudre #25: Vibrant strawberry and raspberry aromas with hits of anise and potpourri. Pliant and sweet with palate-staining red fruit and candied floral flavors. This is all finesse. An approximation of the final blend: Bright ruby-red. Strongly perfumed bouquet of spicy red and dark berries licorice pungent herbs and graphite. Saturates the palate with deep sweet black raspberry cherry and blackcurrant flavors. Turns spicier on the back end finishing with outstanding clarity lift and persistence. This will be remarkable if you buy it from a reliable source rather than rolling the dice with the cheapest guy on the Internet.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2007