ready-improve2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils

Product: 2010-0750-01-1110487
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Ready, but will improve


Aged in large photogenic old foudres, this is to be a blend of of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, with the balance made up of Vaccarese, Counoise, and Muscardin. High in both alcohol and acidity, not to mention dry extract, this wine promises to be one of the great Clos des Papes, up there in the hall of fame with the 1990 and the 1978. The purity and exuberance of the Grenache fruit are a joy to behold, with the extra savoury allure of the Mourvèdre adding minor key harmony de profondis.

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 [] The Wine Advocate:: 99+/100
 [] Robert Parker:: 96-98/100  
Bottle Price 75cl $1,295.00