2010 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • IWC 95
  • RR 95

Reviews for 2010 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
Possibly the finest example of the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Papet since Mont Olivet's unreal 1990 the 2010 is a blend of 75% Grenache 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah all aged in foudre. The grapes come from the estate's... Possibly the finest example of the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Papet since Mont Olivet's unreal 1990 the 2010 is a blend of 75% Grenache 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah all aged in foudre. The grapes come from the estate's oldest vines (50- to 105-years-old) which were planted in the famous sites of Mont Olivet and Bois Dauphin. A extraordinarily deep plum/purple color is followed by notes of balsam wood raspberries black currants lavender garrigue kirsch licorice and underbrush. This quintessential Chateauneuf du Pape smells like an open-air Provencal market. It is a full-bodied full-throttle multilayered wine with exceptional concentration power and precision. While it can be approached now it will not hit its prime for another 3-4 years and should last for two decades given how well the 1990 continues to perform.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Vivid ruby. Highly complex bouquet evokes black raspberry Asian spices and garrigue with a faint smoky quality in the background. Sappy pure and penetrating offering excellent depth to its spicy red berry and cherry... Vivid ruby. Highly complex bouquet evokes black raspberry Asian spices and garrigue with a faint smoky quality in the background. Sappy pure and penetrating offering excellent depth to its spicy red berry and cherry flavors. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to the very long sweet focused finish with the floral quality carrying through.
RR 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
As with the 2010 traditional cuvee the 2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet has a very classic structured profile that will demand cellar time. A blend of 75% Grenache 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah... As with the 2010 traditional cuvee the 2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet has a very classic structured profile that will demand cellar time. A blend of 75% Grenache 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah this delivers gorgeous purity and freshness with perfectly ripe red and black fruits garrigue flowers and spice on the nose. While this has a fleshy rich yet elegant texture with good acidity the core here is firm concentrated and quite tannic. It will be interesting to see how all of this comes together in bottle but there's plenty of potential here. It will be a wine for consumers with cool cellars and an affinity for traditional classically made Châteauneuf-du-Papes (and I count myself among them!)