Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape 2018 - The Spirit Haus
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Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape 2018
SKU: 3760108440333

Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape 2018

  • v90-93
  • jd91-93

750ml
$41.99

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A traditional Châteauneuf, with figs, currants, and blackberry fruit framed by spice box and tobacco notes. Full-bodied with plenty of character and integrated tannins that lead to a fresh finish. Approachable now, but can develop in the cellar for the next ten years.
Vinous
  • v90-93

Limpid ruby-red. Spice-accented red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by building floral and mineral nuances. Alluringly sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering lively black raspberry, cherry liqueur, licorice and baking spice flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes supple and long, with lingering floral and spice notes and subtle tannins that lend shape and gentle grip.

Josh Raynolds, December 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91-93

Moving to the reds and starting with the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape (a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault, Terret Noir, Muscardin, and other permitted varieties), this wine has a terrific sense of purity and elegance in its black and blue fruits, sappy flowers, and peppery garrigue aromas and flavors. These carry to a medium-bodied, finesse-oriented wine that has beautiful tannins, no hard edges, and outstanding length. This is a classic, traditional cuvée done brilliantly. While it has the upfront style of the vintage front and center, it's still going to evolve beautifully on its balance and purity.

August 16, 2019