2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril

The nose on this Clos des Papes is haunting, with notes of wild strawberry, plums, wild herbs, violets and crushed rocks. The palate is silky, with perfect tannins, and a sense of volume yet elegance, while the mineral, focussed finish lasts for minutes.

Pricing
Bottle
5 available
£73.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril
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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