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

Pricing
Magnum
From a client
6 available
£125.36

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2012 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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