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2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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  • > Southern Rhône
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • trailsidedrive wrote: (93 points)

    January 24, 2015 - CarneVino - Vegas: Aromas of white pepper and dark fruit. Nice acidity - black tea, crushed cherry, black currant. A very long, silky finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Arch57 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 29, 2014 - I think CdP wines are becoming my new favorite as it seems I never really get a bad bottle of CdP regardless of producer or vintage. My other favorites like Brunello can suffer from sour bottles, Bordeaux can have weak, flabby bottles, Napa Cabs can be too oaky or vegatal but CdP seems to be consistent in delivering a pleasurable experience.

    I last had the 2008 as it was just released at then end of a 2004-07 vertical tasting with an informal wine group. It was a pop'n pour at that time and suffered in comparison to the other 4 vintages, which had some age and had all been decanted but I did rate it a solid 90. So it was a pleasant surprise to visit this 3 years later and it developed nice complexities on the nose of Asian spices, barnyard, dried fruit. Poured into a decanter but we started drinking this before, during and after dinner (fish sauteed in peppers, olives and onions) and it was pretty darn consistent, gaining some nuances on the palate after an hour or so. A solid 93 point effort in my book.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Herschel Krustofski Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 17, 2014 - [J&B Rhone tasting] It was already accessible this time last year although I wasn't impressed back then. Now, agree with Rossi: It has evolved and beginning to build some character, though admittedly, still pales in comparisons with the 2009 and the 2011 tasted this evening. For a 2008 this is very good indeed.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rossi.wine wrote: (92 points)

    November 17, 2014 - Good structure, much less weight and sweetness compared to the 2009, more elegant, but also less complex, concentrated and long. Nicely evolved, fresh, good fruit. Very good finish. 91-93

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  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 9, 2014 - Popped and decanted, and promptly drank over the next three hours. Always good value for the money. Too bad these are going up in price.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos des Papes
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Code 3760043540082

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 275 (12%)
  • In Cellars 1838 (77%)
  • Consumed 270 (11%)

Food Pairing

beef stew

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  21 votes