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Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes 2010 (99+WA) (750ML) FR Flag Future Arrival
Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes 2010 (99+WA) (750ML)
99+ WA 98 WS
"Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, licorice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Massively concentrated, thick, rich and textured, it delivers a serious lashing of tannin, yet nevertheless is perfectly balanced, ultra-pure, precise and long. It's the quintessential Clos des Papes and will have 30+ years of longevity. Note, yields were a miniscule 16 hectoliters per hectare, so there's not much of this out there...99+" WA 09/15 "Lots of cocoa powder and coffee frame a massive block of dark plum, black currant and fig fruit, while massively endowed tannins stride from start to finish. Cassis, anise and Lapsang souchong tea notes hang in the background for now, but should emerge more with extended cellaring. The very dark, almost brooding finish is dominated by charcoal-coated grip, but the purity still wins out in the end. A very, very large wine. Bes t from 2017 through 2035...98" WS 10/12 "Tasted first in components, then from a cask that Avril figures to roughly approximate the final blend. #1: About 80% grenache. Bright and assertively perfumed, with intense red berry character and sneaky florality. Silky and smooth, with sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and good back-end cut. #2: "Lots of syrah and mourvedre," according to Avril. Deeper and darker in character, offering intense blackberry and cherry scents and flavors. Tannins give grip to the long, spicy finish. #3: "About two-thirds grenache, then all of the others," said Avril. Intense red fruit and floral aromas, with a hint of smoke. Powerful but lithe, showing impressive depth and a seamless texture. #4: 50% grenache, 30% mourvedre and 20% syrah and "all of the other permitted red varieties": Avril says that this cask is representative of where he thinks the 2010 will ultimately wind up by the time it gets into bottle. Opaque ruby. A heady, expressive bouquet of red and dark fruit preserves, incense and garrigue, with a spicy accent. Juicy and sharply focused, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that pick up weight with air. Closes on a lively, spicy note, with excellent clarity and lingering sweetness...94-96" Josh Reynolds, Vinous Media
Product #: 367465

Bottle Price: $189.99
Case Price: $2,279.88