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    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 95 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111870

    Winemaker's Notes:

    As with many houses in the region, the cepage for the red wine at Clos des Papes is based on a majority of Grenache, with smaller quantities of Mourvedre and Syrah. The remainder of the blend consists of small amounts of some of the lesser-known varietals approved in the appellation, namely Muscardin, Counoise and Vacarèse. The wines spend their infancy in tank and are then transferred to large foudres for an élevage which lasts approximately 14-15 months.

    Blend: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 5% other grapes

    The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2007

    Critical Acclaim:

    Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025. 9,000 cases made.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2009 is showing better out of bottle than it was last year. Gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes, raspberry jam, forest floor, spice box, new saddle leather and a peppery spiciness are all present in this deep, voluptuously textured, open-knit Clos des Papes, which is atypically forward, luscious and approachable already. These wines often need a good 5-10 years of cellaring in the more structured vintages, but the 2009 is gorgeous from the get-go. This full-bodied, deep, concentrated wine has a deep purple color and should drink well for 20-25 years without ever really closing down. Readers may want to think of this as a slightly more concentrated version of the 2003, which is one of the great stars of that vintage.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Full ruby. Intense aromas of red fruit preserves, anise, lavender and exotic spices. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors accented by floral pastille and spice nuances. Tannins come on late and build with air, but the fruit keeps pace. Finishes firm and very long, with resonating.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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