2017 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • JD 98
  • WA 96
  • VN 96
  • DC 95
  • WS 94

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JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, August 2019
98+ One of the strongest wines in the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. As with the 2018, the blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it... 98+ One of the strongest wines in the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. As with the 2018, the blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it offers a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate (whereas the 2016 is more expansive and voluptuous), with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length. You’re going to want bottles of this in the cellar, and comparing the 2007, 2010, 2016, and 2017 over the coming two decades is going to be a treat.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
As predicted last year by Paul-Vincent Avril, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, about 10% Syrah and the rest other permitted varieties. It boasts a cool, fresh nose of strawberries... As predicted last year by Paul-Vincent Avril, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, about 10% Syrah and the rest other permitted varieties. It boasts a cool, fresh nose of strawberries, cola and tree bark, yet it's full-bodied and tannic on the palate. Dense and chewy, albeit with a mouthwatering sense of freshness, this will need a few years to relax and unwind, but it looks very promising. - Joe Czerwinski
VN 96
Vinous, December 2019
(VN 95-96 points) Shimmering violet. Pungent aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and smoky minerals, along with a spicy nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Youthfully chewy and deeply concentrated... (VN 95-96 points) Shimmering violet. Pungent aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and smoky minerals, along with a spicy nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Youthfully chewy and deeply concentrated, displaying sappy black raspberry, bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors and suggestions of candied lavender and licorice. Shows impressive finesse for its depth and finishes extremely long and precise, with building tannins that meld smoothly with the wine's densely packed fruit. -- Josh Raynolds
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
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2019
Supple and alluring in feel, with a silky edge to the mix of anise, plum sauce and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors. A twinge of roasted apple wood shows on the finish, followed by an echo of lavender. Displays lovely... Supple and alluring in feel, with a silky edge to the mix of anise, plum sauce and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors. A twinge of roasted apple wood shows on the finish, followed by an echo of lavender. Displays lovely range. The texture makes this approachable now, though there's no rush. Drink now through 2038. — J.M.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2017
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork