Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Clos du Mont-Olivet|
80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2021Bright ruby. Heady, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of ripe red berries, incense and lavender are complemented by a smoky mineral nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Palate-staining raspberry and cherry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors pick up deeper licorice and cola notes on the back half. Conveys an appealing blend of richness and energy and closes with fine clarity, well-knit tannins and strong, spicy persistence. Drinking window: 2024 - 2034. 94 points.
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Sept 2020: Scents of sun-warmed stones, asphalt and black olives emerge on the nose of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet. Full-bodied, savory and complex, with flavors of dark, plummy fruit, hints of roasted meat and dried spices, it's supple in feel and long on the finish. Drink: 2020-2030. 93 points.