2010 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • RR 98
  • WS 98
  • IWC 96

Reviews for 2010 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
99+ Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted... 99+ Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, licorice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Massively concentrated, thick, rich and textured, it delivers a serious lashing of tannin, yet nevertheless is perfectly balanced, ultra-pure, precise and long. It's the quintessential Clos des Papes and will have 30+ years of longevity. Note, yields were a miniscule 16 hectoliters per hectare, so there's not much of this out there. - Jeb Dunnuck
RR 98
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
I was able to taste through four different foudre destined for the 2010 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape and all showed amazingly well with huge minerality spice and meaty qualities to go with the beautiful kirsch and... I was able to taste through four different foudre destined for the 2010 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape and all showed amazingly well with huge minerality spice and meaty qualities to go with the beautiful kirsch and garrigue characteristics of this estate. As is common with the `10 vintage the color and concentration here is spectacular and the samples showed full-bodied powerful yet elegant mouth feels to go with good acidity loads of sweet fruit and perfectly ripe tannin. Paul-Vincent compares this wine to a mix of the '07 and '05 and I can't argue with him. The final blend will be somewhere close to 65% Grenache 25% Mourvèdre 10% Syrah and 5% assorted varieties aged all in foudre and should be up there with the best of the vintage.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
Lots of cocoa powder and coffee frame a massive block of dark plum black currant and fig fruit while massively endowed tannins stride from start to finish. Cassis anise and Lapsang souchong tea notes hang in the... Lots of cocoa powder and coffee frame a massive block of dark plum black currant and fig fruit while massively endowed tannins stride from start to finish. Cassis anise and Lapsang souchong tea notes hang in the background for now but should emerge more with extended cellaring. The very dark almost brooding finish is dominated by charcoal-coated grip but the purity still wins out in the end. A very very large wine. Best from 2017 through 2035. J.M.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Tasted first in components then from a cask that Avril figures to roughly approximate the final blend. #1: About 80% grenache. Bright and assertively perfumed with intense red berry character and sneaky florality. ... Tasted first in components then from a cask that Avril figures to roughly approximate the final blend. #1: About 80% grenache. Bright and assertively perfumed with intense red berry character and sneaky florality. Silky and smooth with sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and good back-end cut. #2: "Lots of syrah and mourvedre" according to Avril. Deeper and darker in character offering intense blackberry and cherry scents and flavors. Tannins give grip to the long spicy finish. #3: "About two-thirds grenache then all of the others" said Avril. Intense red fruit and floral aromas with a hint of smoke. Powerful but lithe showing impressive depth and a seamless texture. #4: 50% grenache 30% mourvedre and 20% syrah and "all of the other permitted red varieties": Avril says that this cask is representative of where he thinks the 2010 will ultimately wind up by the time it gets into bottle. Opaque ruby. A heady expressive bouquet of red and dark fruit preserves incense and garrigue with a spicy accent. Juicy and sharply focused offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that pick up weight with air. Closes on a lively spicy note with excellent clarity and lingering sweetness. --- JR