2017 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2017 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
  • DC 95
  • JD 94
  • WS 94
  • WA 93

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Reg: $109.94

$99.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 11 btls
ETA: May. 2022

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DC 95
Decanter, November 2018
Various plots around the appellation are farmed organically, and all varieties are co-fermented for this wine. It has aromas of pear, anise, flowers and heather honey, with a medium- to full-bodied palate displaying very...   Various plots around the appellation are farmed organically, and all varieties are co-fermented for this wine. It has aromas of pear, anise, flowers and heather honey, with a medium- to full-bodied palate displaying very pure pear fruit, grapefruit and some florality. It has lovely internal sweetness, with a honeyed quince character. A really lovely expression of quite intense fruit - a little too intense to be truly elegant perhaps, but with good balancing acidity. Just a touch of warming alcohol pokes through. (Drink between 2019-2031)  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com,
Always a brilliant wine, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is the normal blend of all the permitted varieties, brought up in tank with malolactic fermentation blocked. This beauty offers classic apple blossom, crushed...   Always a brilliant wine, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is the normal blend of all the permitted varieties, brought up in tank with malolactic fermentation blocked. This beauty offers classic apple blossom, crushed rock-like minerality, and ample citrus in a clean, crisp, yet also concentrated package. It will be better with short-term cellaring yet keep for two decades.  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2018
Creamed pear, melon and green fig notes form the core, with a frame of honeysuckle and heather adding range. Plump overall, but a verbena streak adds freshness for balance through the gently toasted finish. This has lots...   Creamed pear, melon and green fig notes form the core, with a frame of honeysuckle and heather adding range. Plump overall, but a verbena streak adds freshness for balance through the gently toasted finish. This has lots of range and is sneaky long. Drink now through 2027. 250 cases made, 20 cases imported. — JM  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate,
The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a stunningly concentrated effort produced from minuscule yields of only ten hectoliters per hectare. Made and aged entirely in stainless steel, it offers aromas of apple blossoms and...   The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a stunningly concentrated effort produced from minuscule yields of only ten hectoliters per hectare. Made and aged entirely in stainless steel, it offers aromas of apple blossoms and tangerines. This medium to full-bodied white combines richness and lime zest, and it seems to be developing quickly. Already showing hints of honey and truffle, I would opt for drinking it on the young side, although Paul-Vincent Avril likes his whites after ten or more years of cellaring.-JC  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML