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2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2018 - 2030 (Edit)
CT93.2 130 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 75

  • WineGuyDelMar Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 14, 2022 - Finally after 10 years this is turning into something. Dark purple color. Decanted 90 minutes. Lots of forest floor, mushrooms & some savory notes. Was a bit sweet initially but that toned down over time but I still find it sweet. Medium/Full mouthfeel. Lots of flavor layers indicative of a well made wine. I have a few CdP in my cellar but don’t drink a lot of these. Not a cheap wine soQPRis average at best. Will probably keep my last three bottles for the long haul just to see what happens.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rjm Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 7, 2022 - Lovely - very full bodied for a CdP

  • btwine Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 29, 2021 - Fantastic. So wonderful to drink a high end CDP, and to have as a reference. Well balanced and likely has more years in the tank based on still-firm tannins. Dark cherry, thyme, white peppercorn. Lush. Long finish that becomes thicker and sweeter. Wish I had more bottles.

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  • A_rytter wrote:

    December 25, 2021 - Dark almost purple. Powerfull, black fruits, dried roses or lavender, graphite. Full body, taste of dark berries, rounded tannins and acidity.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • gamlingman Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 9, 2021 - Although not really my type of wine I was lucky enough to be gifted this magnum last evening where we enjoyed it with a few friends. Probably wasn't right wine for the steaks we had. Huge Nose of mellow fruits and spice, while an almost explosion of round deep tastes finishes this with a bang.

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  • By Matt Walls
    50 mature Rhône wines tasted in October 2020, 10/5/2020 (link)

    (Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Matt Walls
    Top five Southern Rhône vintages ready to drink now, 10/15/2019 (link)

    (Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/7/2019 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Southern Rhône Part 1: The 2017s From bottle and 2018s From Barrel, 8/16/2019 (link)

    (Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    LE MILLÉSIME… The 2016s from the Southern Rhône (Part 1), 8/28/2018 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Châteauneuf du Pape: The Lively 2013s and Lush 2012s (Apr 2015), 2/1/2015 (link)

    (Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-du-pape) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2014, IWC Issue #172 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/20/2013 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 Codes 061482514454, 071570025366, 3760043540006, 3760043540044, 3760043540075, 3760043540082, 3760043540099, 3760043540129, 3760043540136, 4000123808565, 638171012012, 762413540022, 848169103435

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 318 (5%)
  • In Cellars 4,581 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,236 (20%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

bison, duck confit

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  56 votes

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