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2006 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2012 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 346

  • Twowinechicks Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 1, 2022 - Amazingly fresh, with a heady bouquet of kirsch and garrigue, along with great viscosity, and it was also balanced considering its 14% alcohol. A powerful reminder of how good CdPs can be, in the right hands.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wilkinsmd Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 25, 2021 - Oooh man was this nice. Christmas night with leg of lamb, everyone preferred this over a 2010 Guigal Cote-Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis. Color is muting at the edges but not yet brown. Plenty of fruit, lingering acidity and soft tannins - beautifully integrated and balanced. Just a classic CdP that is thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Mr T wrote:

    December 18, 2021 - Bottle seemed tired and strangely faded, or I was. Not much punch

  • ProfAvi Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 7, 2021 - Day 1)
    This is a good wine.
    It's just not "me" anymore.
    15 odd years ago when I got this from a TWS EP offer, I liked big reds.
    But over the intervening years my palate has changed.
    Decanted for two hours, it's cold outside, and the woodturner has been lit.
    Lovely on the nose - an instant hit of dark fruit, wood and spice.
    This is followed through on the palate but with tannin still to the fore, but at the end an almost "bitter" finish that I associate, not with its acidity, but alcohol. The finish is exceptionally long and the bitterness evolves into kirsch.

    I know it's a 15% wine and this frames my perception of it.

    I like a "lighter" style of wines these days.

    However, with food it makes so much more sense.
    Whether it's its acidity or high alcohol that I find difficult, this is offset by steak pie and chips, homemade of course!

    Half stored overnight in my new etowine.com decanter that is expensive but highly recommended if you can resist the wine you put in it.

    Day 2
    This is a different and more pleasant proposition.

    Rich, dark fruit, meaty, nose with a dollop of spice and a floral note that I couldn't pin down - violet or lily maybe.

    More balanced on the palate but the alcohol is still persistent. Tonight baked sausage pasta. It still make more sense with food.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • andtheodor wrote:

    December 4, 2021 - Has a syrupy denseness to it; not my favorite vintage of this.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    Up From The Cellar #5 & Misc New Releases, 3/27/2019 (link)

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

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    12/5/2012 (link)

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    Delving into the Languedoc Roussillon, Issue #7, 3/28/2011 (link)

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    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/17/2009 (link)

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    Current releases from the South of France, Issue #1, 1/4/2009 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 9/8/2008 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/30/2008 (link)

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Vinous

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    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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, 3760043540068, 3760043540075, 3760043540082, 3760043540099, 762413540022

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 305 (3%)
  • In Cellars 6,082 (63%)
  • Consumed 3,261 (34%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Agneau aux herbes, beef, beefy dishes, Civets, dishes with tomato or some spiciness, filet mignon steak kabobs, lamb, Magret de Canard, Oxfilé, Pork tenderloin

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97% Like It  120 votes

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