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Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 | 1.5 L.

Item #: 32385

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Critical Acclaim

SP96 Wine Spectator Sep 7, 2011

"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." (96 pts.)

ST93+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Mar/Apr 2011

"Deep ruby. Intensely perfumed cherry, garrigue and flowers on the nose, plus notes of licorice and smoky Moroccan spices. At once fleshy and sappy, with incisive, spicy red fruit flavors complicated by herbs and floral pastilles. Finishes spicy and with superb intensity, echoing the spice and floral notes emphatically. This sample was a blend from five of Avril’s giant, mostly old foudres Avril averred that “14.5% alcohol is the jumping off point for high-quality grenache, any less and the flavors aren’t complete. This should be just above that so it will be fresh and balanced.”" (93–95 pts.)

RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2011

"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 pts.)

ST95 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Jan/Feb 2012

"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 floral and spice notes and impressive energy." (95 pts.)

France

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More Information
SKU32385
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameClos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size1.5 L.
BrandClos des Papes
Bottles per Case6
Vintage2009
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Wine - Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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