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1988 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • NoTrollingerPlease Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 10, 2018 - Asperg Wine Syndrome Tasting Group: Mostly chubby reds (@Private location): From a perfect bottle. Clear, medium ruby, youthful color. Clean, medium intense, fully developed nose with herbs, some menthol, tobacco, stems, animal notes and a tiny “stinker”, but not faulty.
    Bone dry, medium+/high, well-integrated, racy and lively acidity. Medium+ fine tannin, well-integrated.
    Now I can understand why people say sometimes that a certain C9dP has a “Burgundian” style: This wine from a colder, lesser vintage is lean but powerful, elegant and has some finesse. Lots of cool red fruit, some tobacco and herbs. Nothing broad or fat. Complex and with good grip and tension. Medium+ length. This particular bottle would have had potential for at least 5+ years. 92-93

  • j45 wrote:

    May 17, 2017 - A Châteauneuf in the mold of a 1988 Côte de Nuits.

  • champussi Does not like this wine:

    April 27, 2017 - Trinkbar, aber ohne Freude!? Wirkte nicht zu alt. Schöne Nase, war dann aber einfach nicht so toll zu trinken. 83 P

  • keith prothero wrote: 90 points

    May 1, 2011 - No decant. Cherry red . Aromas of barnyard, , roasted meat and herbs This is a nose I associate with mature Cndp and I love it!. Palate tastes of pepper and red fruit,with a lingering after taste. Super balance Fully mature but will last I think for another 5 years or so. Better indeed than I was expecting. and improves in the glass. A nice wine to savour on its own whilst watching the Arse beat ManU!! Very Good/excellent

  • Ian S wrote:

    May 3, 2009 - Still quite deep-coloured, showing little age.

    Smokey and meaty, yet with wonderful depth to the fruit. Very complex now, but potentially more to come? Not enough scribbled down, for a wine that very much impressed.

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    Issue #13, 10/1/2012 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 48 (64%)
  • Consumed 27 (36%)

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