2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

The non-productivity of Grenache in 2013, making up only 50% of the final blend rather than the usual 65%, means that Vincent Avril’s loyalty to all permitted varieties once again paid dividends, as increased levels of Mourvèdre gives the wine a delightful spicy, black fruit character with some tapenade notes. Whilst a more elegant incarnation than recent years, an ABV of 14.8% shows that this is definitely not a fragile, bodiless wine. With a dedication to quality that accepted the loss of 50,000 bottles in 2013, Vincent’s latest offering will offer enjoyment for years and years to come.

Pricing
Magnum
11 available
£113.36
Case, 6 Magnums
1 available
£680.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Clos des Papes

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