2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

Deep, near opaque with a bright purple rim. The nose is rich in dark cherry fruit, with spicy, peppery nuances. The palate shows terrific purity, with an appealing sense of ripeness. The fruit is bold and intense and the palate weighty, but there is remarkable elegance and refinement present. A seamless quality on the palate impresses further, as do fine, gently grippy tannins. Spice, pepper, liquorice and a hint of Provençal herbs serve to add complexity in what looks sure to be a stunning Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2025
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  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes
Domaine du Clos des Papes

Three generations of the Avril family, all named Paul, have worked the land since 1896. Paul Vincent Avril, who runs the estate today, trained at top places such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild before returning to Clos des Papes. He’s known for particular methods, like low yields, no new oak and no filtering, all which contribute to his wine’s complexity. Their cellar is almost a cathedral to fine wine in its grandeur, and befitting of the legendary wines the Avrils continue to produce.

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