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Community Tasting Notes (353) Avg Score: 92.9 points

  • Okay, technically maybe not flawed (we did finish the bottle) but an undeniable TCA mixed with a slight spritz, disappointing considering the pedigree

    Note: purchased from a respectable retailer in 2004 and has been resting in my cellar ever since

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  • Wine Nerds Night (Home (Noe st)): Not super expressive, just moderately aromatic. Developed notes of bruised strawberry, leather, slight stemminess (garrigue?), and lightly dusty earth. Slight tamari and a hint of sweet tobacco (from development).

    Medium plus body, (didn't note the alcohol - probably a touch elevated), elevated acid (apparently the Mourvedre in '01 was very high quality), elevated tannins - papery and bitter.

    I didn't really understand this - it's a good wine, but not super complex or tasty.

    Score: Between 8.5 and 9.

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  • Dull ruby. Some of the Pegau "secret sauce" (brett) on the nose plus tobacco, a bit of green herbs, and dark red fruit. Medium weight, dry and very earthy to start, but over time, brown spice and fruit came up. Excellent acidity, some remaining tannin. A very Mourvedre oriented Chateauneuf in a savory style. Definitely not too fruity or overblown. I don't see this as being too far away from its peak, although, frankly, I'm not sure whether it's on the ascending or descending limb.

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  • Not as good prior bottles, but still excellent. This one was a little cloudy, but perhaps from sediment in the bottle. I think this wine will last another several years at least.

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  • Light/medium ruby. Nose is very aromatic, dominated by griotte cherries, spice, toffee, licorice, garrigue. On the palate, ripe fruit but a tiny bit flat, with nice lifted acidity, light tannins: a Burgundian wine. Quite good. Not a truly great wine, because of that short palate, but still a good success from this producer in this style.

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  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/25/2009, (See more on 91 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Very slightly cloudy cherry red color with pale meniscus; bretty, herbaceous, olive nose; somewhat mature, stemmy, herbaceous, dried berry, pepper and smoke palate; medium finish 91+ pts.


  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape) A fine, cherry red hue. On the nose there are some dark, brooding fruits, smoky-roasted cherries, but otherwise this wine is giving little away at the moment. It has a great presence on the palate, with lots of weight and a firm, grippy, masculine tannic structure. Very decent acidity too. Richly endowed, youthful but withdrawn, with a composition bordering on monolithic, this wine needs time, but it was worthwhile taking this first look.

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  • By Lyle Fass
    10/3/2003, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Clos des Papes) Great nose of crushed hot pebbles, cherry liquor, kirsch, wild berries, smoke, little bit of an exotic tomato hint. Elegant but with sweet concentrated fruit and tremendous ripeness. All perfectly ripe red fruits. Seamless yet spreading. Great acid and serious stony complex minerals on the finish. As Yaacov has repeatedly said this is one of the most Burgundian CDP's out there. This was singing on this particular night.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2003, (See more on 94 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Beautiful, aromatic nose with hints of Asian spice; deep, tasty, brambly fruit with soft tannins

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