2017 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • JD 99
  • WA 96
  • DC 95

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JD 99
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
96-99 The 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape looks to be a huge success and reminds me of the 2007. As is normal, Vincent keeps multiple foudres with different blends (as well as a foudre of the final blend), and it's always... 96-99 The 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape looks to be a huge success and reminds me of the 2007. As is normal, Vincent keeps multiple foudres with different blends (as well as a foudre of the final blend), and it's always incredibly educational tasting through the different barrels. The final blend has a classic, sweet bouquet of kirsch, spices, and garrigue, and it's full-bodied, deep, and thrillingly concentrated on the palate. The blend is shifted more toward Mourvèdre due to the tiny quantity of Grenache in the vintage, which makes me think this cuvée might close down shortly after bottling, but it's upfront and incredibly expressive today.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
(94 - 96) Paul-Vincent Avril and I tasted from several foudres of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape. Foudre #17 was Syrah-heavy, with plenty of blueberry and blackberry fruit tinged with licorice. Full-bodied and rich, it was... (94 - 96) Paul-Vincent Avril and I tasted from several foudres of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape. Foudre #17 was Syrah-heavy, with plenty of blueberry and blackberry fruit tinged with licorice. Full-bodied and rich, it was also silky and long (93 - 95 points). Number 19 was 55% Grenache and 45% Mourvèdre, more floral, herbal and spicy, with black cherry fruit and ample concentration (95 - 97 points). From #18, an approximation of the final 60,000-bottle blend, the wine was full-bodied and velvety, ripe and concentrated without going over the top, with cherry and blueberry fruit that lingered on the finish (94 - 96 points). According to Avril, the 2017 will be approximately 45% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre, with the balance mainly Syrah, and a finished alcohol of about 15.3% (less than in 2016).- JC
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. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/rhone/clos-des-papes-chateauneuf-du-pape-rhone-france-2017-27006#6X0ZtRiVghcPi4Xo.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2017