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Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2009


Regular Price: $149.99

Special Price: $129.99

/ML 750
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Origin: France - Rhone
Primary Varietal: Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre
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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.

- Wine Advocate #197, Oct 2011

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