2017 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France
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"Paul-Vincent Avril continues to be one of the most talented and passionate winemakers in Chateauneuf-du-Pape today. From his estate located on the southern end of the village ...
- 96-99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
96-99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape looks to be a huge success and reminds me of the 2007. As is normal, Vincent keeps multiple foudres with different blends (as well as a foudre of the final blend), and it's always incredibly educational tasting through the different barrels. The final blend has a classic, sweet bouquet of kirsch, spices, and garrigue, and it's full-bodied, deep, and thrillingly concentrated on the palate. The blend is shifted more toward Mourvèdre due to the tiny quantity of Grenache in the vintage, which makes me think this cuvée might close down shortly after bottling, but it's upfront and incredibly expressive today."
"Paul-Vincent Avril continues to be one of the most talented and passionate winemakers in Chateauneuf-du-Pape today. From his estate located on the southern end of the village and pulling from roughly 90 acres of vines spread throughout the appellation, he makes a single white and red Chateauneuf-du-Pape and has resisted the urge to produce any special cuvees. The wine is always a blend of 60% Grenache 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, aged all in older foudre in a temperature-controlled and humidified cellar. His Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a staunchly traditional and world-class wine that always shines for its elegance and texture." - 96-99 Points Jeb Dunnuck
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
96-99 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, currant, blueberry and strawberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, spice box and cedar|