2020 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf du Pape Les Terrasses

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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WA 96 DC 94 JD 94 WS 92
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2023

Olivier Hillaire's 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Terrasses is a Grenache cuvée from les Escondudes. It is on the lighter-colored side but hugely expressive on the nose, with ample raspberry and strawberry aromas, plus...
DC 94

Decanter, October 2021

Cherries and roses, with precise, raspberry-ish acidity and fine tannins. There's a little sweet strawberry touch at its heart, light extraction and no distracting oak; immediate and drinkable. It's not about depth or...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

There are two 100% Grenache releases. The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Terrasses comes from the Les Escondudes lieu-dit (pebbly soils) and boasts a great nose of dried strawberries, white flowers, cherries, and chalky...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2024

Generous and glossy, with plum liqueur and cherry reduction laced with licorice and toasted anise. A warm, voluptuous red, with mocha-coated orange and Cointreau. Big, bold and flattering. Drink now through 2030. - KB


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 16%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2020 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf du Pape Les Terrasses, a red wine hailing from the prestigious Rhone region in France. This extraordinary wine is a true masterpiece, crafted with precision and finesse by the esteemed producer, Domaine Olivier Hillaire.

In the glass, this wine displays a captivating ruby red color that immediately catches the eye. Its rich hue hints at the depth and complexity that awaits within each sip. As you bring the glass to your nose, a symphony of enticing aromas dances forth. Dried strawberries, cherries, and delicate white flowers intertwine with an alluring chalky minerality, creating a bouquet that is both elegant and enticing.

On the palate, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Terrasses showcases a medium to full body, with ripe tannins that add a velvety texture to the wine. The precision and length of the flavors are truly remarkable, reflecting the meticulous craftsmanship that went into its creation. This wine is an excellent representation of Grenache, demonstrating the grape's elegance and charm.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 94 points, praising its refined characteristics and suggesting that it will benefit from a few years of cellaring. He notes that the wine will continue to evolve and can be enjoyed up until 2035. The esteemed publication Decanter also bestowed a score of 94 points upon this remarkable wine, describing it as an immediate and drinkable expression of Grenache with a lovely fresh and juicy character.

With its cork closure, the 2020 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf du Pape Les Terrasses embodies tradition and sophistication. This is a wine that demands to be savored, preferably in the company of good friends and great food. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further development, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

Indulge in the opulence of this exceptional red wine and experience the magic of the Southern Rhone in every sip. Cheers to the art of winemaking and the remarkable beauty found in every bottle of the 2020 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf du Pape Les Terrasses.