2009 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JR 96
  • RR 95
  • IWC 95
  • WA 95

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, September 2011
Sinewy and reserved with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum red licorice and cassis notes. The long supple finish with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea is packed with minerality and... Sinewy and reserved with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum red licorice and cassis notes. The long supple finish with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s though this should pick up steam in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025. 9000 cases made. -JM
JR 96
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2010
The blend: still a little reduced even after a long walk of swirling round the chai but there is class here. But it’s meaty and masculine. He thinks it will close up fast after bottling in May 2011. A bit of liquorice and... The blend: still a little reduced even after a long walk of swirling round the chai but there is class here. But it’s meaty and masculine. He thinks it will close up fast after bottling in May 2011. A bit of liquorice and leather on the nose but wonderful richness on the palate, glorious breadth and the tannins are nowhere to be seen! Majestic. Great power but no beast, early signs are very good indeed. Structure and fine tannins, lightly leathery, starts to close a little on the end but it’s really a miracle of improvement over the five lovely ingredients. 19/20
RR 95
The Rhone Report, September 2011
While described as masculine by Paul-Vincent (possibly due to the tannin level and quality) I found the 2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be quite elegant and almost finesse driven showing gorgeous kirsch and... While described as masculine by Paul-Vincent (possibly due to the tannin level and quality) I found the 2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape to be quite elegant and almost finesse driven showing gorgeous kirsch and licorice-laced blackberry-like fruits Asian spice garrigue and floral notes on the nose medium to full body and a very straight focused texture that highlights very fine grained tannin. While quite approachable now with an almost Burgundian-like texture and density this should ideally be given 3-4 years in the cellar and then consumed over the following decade or longer. A resounding success in the vintage and lovers of Clos des Papes will not be disappointed.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2012
Full ruby. Intense aromas of red fruit preserves, anise, lavender and exotic spices. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors accented by floral pastille and spice nuances. Tannins... Full ruby. Intense aromas of red fruit preserves, anise, lavender and exotic spices. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors accented by floral pastille and spice nuances. Tannins come on late and build with air, but the fruit keeps pace. Finishes firm and very long, with resonating floral and spice notes and impressive energy.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Considered by Paul-Vincent to be a hypothetical blend of the '05 and the '07, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing its Mourvedre component on this occasion and had lots of kirsch, spice-box, dried flowers, Provencal... Considered by Paul-Vincent to be a hypothetical blend of the '05 and the '07, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing its Mourvedre component on this occasion and had lots of kirsch, spice-box, dried flowers, Provencal garrigue and cured meat on the nose. Full-bodied, ripe and voluptuous, yet still showing the telltale elegance and seamlessness that's the hallmark of this great estate, it can be enjoyed today or cellared for another decade or more. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2009