2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, this is a highly concentrated wine that displays great complexity and finesse. The nose is intense, with brooding notes of black fruit and a hint of spice. The palate is rich and vibrant, with morello cherry, black berry and liquorice characters to the fore, given structure by fine, ripe tannins and subtle minerality. This is undoubtedly a big wine, but everything is held in perfect balance.

Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
From a client
5 available
From a client
6 available


  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2030
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 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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