Region: France--Rhone--Chateauneuf du Pape
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Rated 96 points by the Wine Advocate: "One of the stars of the vintage and coming from absurdly low yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied, seamless effort that exhibits copious kirsch, ground pepper, dried flowers and underbrush as well as incredibly fine tannin, great mid-palate concentration and ample length on the finish. Relatively forward by this estate`s standards, it will be approachable at an earlier age than normal. Nevertheless, it will have 20+ years of evolution and is an awesome effort in the vintage. Drink 2015-2030.?" -- Jeb Dunnuck in Issue #209 of the Wine Advocate.
More Information about this producer: "One of the benchmark estates, Clos des Papes covers close to 90 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape and is run by the incredibly talented Paul-Vincent Avril. Favoring a single cuvee, his Chateauneuf du Pape is always a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre 10% Syrah and the rest a mix of Vaccarese, Counoise and Muscardin. No new oak is used in the winery and all new barrels and foudre see three vintages of his non-vintage Le Petit Vin d`Avril before being used for his grand vin. Starting out, the two non-vintage Le Petit Vin d`Avril are both beautifully made (the vines are farmed just like Paul-Vincent Chateauneuf du Pape terroirs and the yields are miniscule) and well worth checking out."
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2007 1.5L (5)||WA96, ST95, WS96||$349.00|
|Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina -- 2010 1.5L (1)||WA100||$679.00|
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2003 750mL (2)||WA94, ST95||$79.00|
|Domaine de la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape La Bessade -- 2012 1.5L (3)||WA93, VN92||$125.00|
|Domaine de la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes -- 2013 1.5L (1)||$79.00|
|Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo -- 2003 6L (1)||WA100, WS99||$3995.00|
|Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2011 (>60)||WA96, WS95||$66.99|