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2014 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2014 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2014 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape
94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A legend of legends, the wonderful Clos des Papes eschews the heaviness and fruit focus of many a modern Chateauneuf to define an elegant, complex and 'Burgundian' approach to this preeminent Southern Rhone village. The previous vintage was named in Wine Spectator's Top 10 wines of 2014 - out of 18,000 tasted. It's cellaring wine and a bucket-list Chateauneuf to be sure. Don't dally...

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$145.00 in mixed 6+ or $160.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

55% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah

Its Origins

Clos des Papes is one of the great established names of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in recent years has produced a succession of remarkable wines made by Paul-Vincent Avril. For the red Chateauneuf, Clos des Papes uses up to 20% of Mourvedre in the blend. Grenache and Syrah are the other main components at around 50% and 10% respectively, with the balance being a mix of all the other permitted varieties. Clos des Papes is one of the few estates to use all permitted varieties for both red and white Chateauneuf. They are well-known for producing one of the most authentic and long-lived examples of the appellation, having started estate bottling in 1896. The white Chateauneuf-du-Pape also ages extremely well providing great drinking pleasure for 20 years or more. It is made from almost equal percentages of all the permitted white varieties. The property has today 32 ha, 3 of which is with white varieties. 24 different parcels are spread around the town, and a parcel is nearby the “Pope’s Castle” and has been surrounded by walls (clos), which is where the name of the domain originates. These wines are very limited and always in high demand.

What The Critics Say

93-95/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"(bottled with 14.3% alcohol and a pH of 3.7): Deep ruby. Highly perfumed scents of candied dark berries, cola and lavender oil develop a suave, smoky Indian spice nuance. Fleshy, expansive red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors display an impressive blend of richness and energy, picking up a mineral flourish with air. Finishes juicy, sweet and very long, displaying lingering, spice-tinged dark fruit flavors and slow-building tannins."

92-94 /100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck

"From yields in range of 15 hectoliter per hectare, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of the 2008 and reveals a healthy ruby color to go with the classic kirsch, dried flowers and spice notes that I always find in Avril’s wines. Showing an almost Pinot Noir-like texture with medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and outstanding length, it will certainly be one of the more approachable, forward wines from this estate, and it should be a low to mid-nineties scoring effort...As I commented in my recent retrospective article, Clos des Pape is one of the reference point estates for traditional, age-worthy Châteauneuf du Pape."

17.5/20 Jancis Robinson

"Sandy cuvée of 2014 (2/3 of the whole): Very high toned and florally fragrant. Almost light! Very fine, supple tannins. Long with just a suggestion of heat on the finish. Clayey cuvée of 2014 (1/3 of the whole): A little more robust with slightly more marked tannins and a hint of gaminess as a grace note. Round and filling. Blend should really tick all the boxes of a refined Châteauneuf – very different from the old norm! Acidity perceptible. A tentative assemblage emphasised the spicy nature and Grenache characteristics of this famous wine." 2024 - 2040

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.30%

  • Maturity

    2024 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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