2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97

Reviews for 2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
One of the top wines in this incredible vintage is Avril's 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is the normal blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest of mix of permitted varieties. Brought up all in older... One of the top wines in this incredible vintage is Avril's 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is the normal blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest of mix of permitted varieties. Brought up all in older foudre, it's a blockbuster, almost over-the-top, effort that gives up notes of kirsch, incense, dried flowers, spice and pepper. Deep, full-bodied, massively concentrated, unctuous and downright sexy, it needs another 2-3 years of cellaring and will have 30 years or more of overall 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.