2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

Brooding and darkly appealing on the nose, with notes of bramble fruit and almost-medicinal spice slowly coming through. On the palate this at once rich and fresh, with black cherry and hedgerow fruit characters joined by more subtle nuances of mocha and liquorice. Ripe, yet fine tannins provide a taut framework for this substantial wine and a vein of minerality runs throughout, giving this a sense of drive and direction. Bold, yet restrained, powerful, yet balanced, this is an extraordinary wine from Clos des Papes.. **Available to UK residents only**
**Limited to one case of 6 bottles per customer**

Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
Report
1 available
£662.40

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2010 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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