Just a lovely example of everything that makes Clos des Papes such a pleasure to drink. Combining freshness, opulence, ripe fruit, spicy notes and a complex nose, there is ample structure to age and a vibrant quality in the finish giving the lift and length. Still young, this is drinking well today, but a few more years will add more to the wine.
First bottle of four bought on purchase. This shows fresh red berries, and some spices. It's very fruit driven with a rather toneless mid-palate and a lacklustre structure. It is resting on sweet and ripe red fruit albeit showing good freshness but this lacks vinous character and structure. A disappointment.
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