Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2000 Clos du Papes Chateauneuf du Pape (Southern Rhone, France)

This was a great wine with which to celebrate my better half's birthday. Given how little Chateauneuf du Pape (CDP) I have drunk it also reminded me of how much more exploration I have to do of the great wine regions of the world, never mind how much exciting new stuff is out there as well. By reputation Clos du Pape is one of the top estates in Chateauneuf du Pape and this wine didn't disappoint.

Kirsch cherries, florals, and leather on the nose. The entry onto the palate is supple and elegant, but nevertheless has wonderful intensity. Beautiful fruit underpins this wine. It's chock full of spice and still has plenty of lovely tannin at 18 years of age. In turned increasingly earthy through the finish. Superb wine and one that is really in a sweet spot now.

Rated: 95
Drink: 2018-2023+
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