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    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    • RP98
    • WS97
    Price: $129.00
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    Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 97 Wine Spectator, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 84191

    Critical Acclaim:

    A great bottle and showing the hallmark elegance of the estate, the 2003 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape offers up a kirsch liqueur, liquid flower, red licorice and spice-box driven bouquet along with a full-bodied, seamless, silky profile on the palate. Still beautifully put together and aging gracefully, with a core of sweet fruit, it is certainly drinking well now, yet should continue to hold and drink nicely through 2020.

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Lilting and perfumy, with a grace that belies the vintage, this offers layer upon layer of raspberry, boysenberry, floral, mineral and mocha flavors that glide to a long, silky, refined finish. So seductive, you almost miss how powerful it is--a masterful job of winemaking.

    97 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Dark red. Exotic, even flamboyant on the nose, which displays strong red berry preserve, candied cherry, mineral and floral scents. Round and juicy, with deep red fruit flavors and a strong note of licorice. This is showing even more energy today than it did on release. Lush and sweet on the finish, leaving behind spicecake and cherry notes. I rated this wine 94 points on release and now think that I was stingy.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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