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1996 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2004 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Charles c wrote: 92 points

    March 5, 2021 - Drinking beautifully straight out of the bottle. Case had been stored brilliantly cork perfect. Classic mature cnp

  • Audun G wrote: 90 points

    February 20, 2021 - Cool, dry and balanced, with a nice grip. Almost Burgundy in style. Plenty of spicy Syrah aromas. Light weighted and lacks the body of a "normal" Clos des Papes.

  • lepetitchateau wrote: 91 points

    November 21, 2018 - Muddled start, needed some oxygen to show properly. Nicely fresh, with some cherry notes, earthy and good fruit character. Had good weight. Fine

  • Vstalam wrote: 88 points

    May 30, 2017 - On the nose: reticent with hints of red fruit.
    On the palate: medium/light weight, cinnamon, red berry, hint of spice/tea
    On the finish: tannins are fully resolved, hint of acid on finish but a short finish, with a slight kick of alcohol.
    Likely at peak/slightly over the hill.

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  • Vinophiliac559 wrote: 90 points

    June 19, 2016 - 89-90: Definitely showing it's age, brick red core to a brick brownish rim, cedar, dried herbs, tar, and mushroom. Not much in the way of fruit left here, rather this is showing nice mature Rhone character. A very prominent menthol note developed and stayed toward the end of the bottle, a little light, as wine stays translucent throughout, tannins have good grip and are slightly gritty. Overall nice mature CdP.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 1999, IWC Issue #82 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 80 (61%)
  • Consumed 52 (39%)

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