2008 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WA 91

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
Dark inviting and very alluring with captivating black tea charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong with mineral violet pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum... Dark inviting and very alluring with captivating black tea charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong with mineral violet pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish. Best from 2011 through 2027. 5500 cases made. -JM
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
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... 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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2008