2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Community Tasting Note

  • henryd1 Does not like this wine: 89 points

    August 21, 2018 - This was a big let down. Served with friends who expect me to bring decent wine and no one paid this any attention at all. It may just be closed but no other tasters seemed to have come to that conclusion. In any case, as it stands, it's really quite non-descript. Quite full bodied, dark colour for a CNDP, generally quite mute... My recommendation would be HOLD, but without any great hope it'll ever turn into a decent wine. I seriously hope my 2015 is a step up as this is at present much worse than my 2012 bois du boursan at less than 1/3 the price. 89+

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1 Comment

  • Crunge commented:

    8/22/18, 7:41 AM - Henry, how familiar are you with Clos des Papes? I've had the 07, 09, 10, and 12, and I just don't get the scores given here on CT. I love CdP, but Clos des Papes always leaves me underwhelmed. I think it just doesn't fit my flavor profile, and I wonder if it's the same for you. Anyway, thanks for the tasting note (and like you, I have some of the 15 and am hoping it is an improvement... if not, I'll quit buying Clos des Papes.)

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