2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes
“Elegance dans la puissance” , Vincent Avril. Enticing on the nose, with subtle notes of dark berr y fruits and hints of logan berry and cherry, with a touch of spice entwined. The palate is full and concentrated, with dense tannins providing a tight framework to a core of hedgerow fruit and subtle oak. Long on the finish, this is a wine that shows immense finesse and persistence. A true delight and without doubt a vintage success story.
Lay & Wheeler
Tasted from multiple foudres, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is stunning! Showing surprising depth and concentration in the vintage, with full-bodied richness and texture, all of the samples showed perfumed, complex aromatics, fantastic mid-palates and serious back-end structure. Less forward than the 2011, with plenty of oomph, it will most likely require short-term cellaring to come around, and have a broad drink window.
95-98, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate 31st October 2013
From a client
Region & country
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Ready 2015 - 2028