Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2008 - The Spirit Haus
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Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2008
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Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2008

  • ws95
  • jd93
  • v91


Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos des Papes
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish. Best from 2011 through 2027. 5,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2010
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

A consistent showing by the 2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape and this continues to offer upfront, immediate appeal, with perfumed, complex aromatics, a medium to full-bodied, supple mouth feel, and no shortage of length on the finish. Despite the approachable nature here, it has excellent tannin and grip. While a superb drink now, this delicious, burgundian styled Châteauneuf-du-Pape will evolve gracefully for another decade or more.

September 30, 2012
  • v91

Bright ruby. A heady bouquet displays fresh red berries, sandalwood, dried flowers and a hint of baking spices. Creamy in texture, with lively acidity lifting sweet red and dark berry and candied rose flavors. Becomes sappier with air and finishes with very good clarity and lingering spiciness. Avril thinks this wine will surprise people with its ability to age.

Josh Raynolds, March 2011