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1990 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2006 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 87

  • _water.into.wine_ Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 22, 2020 - Wow. This is big. The first thing that hits you is immense black fruits. Super tannic. Mouth puckering. The warmth and ripeness is apparent - 14.5% alcohol). But it covers the alcohol well. Great wine. Good with red meat.

  • hargy Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 11, 2020 - the last of my bottles and a bit of a disappointment - the bouquet had a very disconcerting "taint" even after a day which carried only faintly through to the wine but did detract

  • PSPatrick wrote: 93 points

    January 31, 2020 - Wine dinner hosted by my dear friend Rainer. Wine #9 (non-blind). Tasted alongside the pleasurable 1985 and the ripe and broad 1998. Unbelievable how different the three wines are!

    The 1990 was dark ruby in colour, much darker than the 1985, and much fruitier. On the palate, the wine showed good dark fruit, garrigue, lots of spice and liquorice, with lively acidity, fine, well-integrated tannin and very good length. The tannin was still quite present. This well-structured wine has plenty of life left. For drinking now, I preferred the lovely 1985, but if I had the choice I would buy a case of both: the 1985 for drinking and the 1990 for the cellar… 93+

  • Howard Gorbach wrote:

    January 24, 2020 - Shared with 2 friends and we were blown away with how much fruit this still has. It was fabulous on every level. Did not decant, but over a an hour after opening the wine had evolved and turned from a tad lean to rich and flavor-full. I store my bottles at 52-53 degrees and I am sure that has helped. I have had the wine for at least 12 years. This is the second of 5 bottles that I have had and totally enjoyed over the past 4 years. Such a great, consistent producer.

  • DaleW wrote:

    November 14, 2019 - Red and black fruit, smoked meat and herbs, full bodied and drinking well. A-/B+

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    12/4/2017 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Recently- Tasted Rhône Wines

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

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  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/6/2009 (link)

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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/8/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Dark garnet red color with a little cloudiness; VA, berry, berry compote, plum and black fruit nose; rich, mature and plush berry, plum and horseradish palate with soft caramel notes; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 3760043540006, 3760043540044, 3760043540075, 3760043540082

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (2%)
  • In Cellars 364 (52%)
  • Consumed 329 (47%)

Food Pairing

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Seared tuna with wasabe sauce and salmon roe and white asparagus with garlic mayonnaise.

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