2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

A blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, and 5% Counoise, all aged in large wood foudres prior to being bottled without filtration, was produced from low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet bouquet of figs, raspberries, new saddle leather, autumnal forest floor, and resiny notes. Full-bodied with beautiful purity as well as a strikingly rich mouthfeel, this seriously endowed Chateauneuf admirably conceals its 14.5% alcohol. A structured finish and impressive extract levels suggest considerable longevity. This firmly tannic, intensely concentrated 2001 boasts great aromatic and palate presence. Robert Parker

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    60% Grenache/Garnacha
    20% Mourvèdre
    Counoise
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2011 - 2020
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

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