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2001 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2009 - 2021 (Edit)
CT93 594 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 492

  • Frank Schneider wrote: 95 points

    January 21, 2022 - This is so ready. Liquid silk and satin with a rhone touch. Very enjoyable.
    Dont wait ! Drink !!!!

  • sfwinelover1 wrote:

    January 17, 2022 - Generally similar to my 11/7/20 TN, but I notice tobaccco, olives and anise this time, and the wine has a murkiness, especially as I get toward the bottom of the bottle. I also noted more of a boozy note on the nose on opening, which gradually dissipated over 2-2.5 hours. I write now mainly to wade into the drinking window debate, noting that several writers have said that this is over the hill, with a few others weighing in that it hasn’t hit its prime. I’ll choose the least popular option, stated by Cave D’Argent (great nom de vin, btw) that this is at its apogee (great word, too, as long as I’m throwing compliments around). While the time to integrate the boozy nose argues that more time could be beneficial, that the fruit, acidity and tannins are not only balanced but perfectly integrated says otherwise, at least to me. (All that said, I note significant bottle variation for older CdPs, so some of this might be not so much different tastes as different bottles). Anyway, while I think improvement, at least material improvement, is unlikely, I think that, based on my 2 bottles, holding this level for another for 2-5+ years is very feasible. 95-96 if scoring.

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  • Tucsonhabs wrote:

    December 28, 2021 - Wow

  • englishman's claret wrote: 93 points

    December 14, 2021 - The 2001 Clos des Papes offers a beautifully resolved, complex nose that’s almost Burgundian in the cool purity of its red cherry and strawberry fruit, yet accented by undeniably Chateauneuf-du-Pape notes including cracked pepper, camphor, cumin, leather, and horse. This comes across as broad, complex, mellow, and integrated - perhaps the perfect moment in its maturity. The palate and finish don’t follow through in terms of depth or complexity, yet its appeal as a companion to dinner is undeniable.

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  • SimonPh Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 10, 2021 - Great old CDP

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  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/26/2009 (link)

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 8/1/2009 (link)

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

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Febuary 2004, IWC Issue #112 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2003, IWC Issue #106 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/25/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Very slightly cloudy cherry red color with pale meniscus; bretty, herbaceous, olive nose; somewhat mature, stemmy, herbaceous, dried berry, pepper and smoke palate; medium finish 91+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/3/2003 (link)

    (Clos des Papes) Great nose of crushed hot pebbles, cherry liquor, kirsch, wild berries, smoke, little bit of an exotic tomato hint. Elegant but with sweet concentrated fruit and tremendous ripeness. All perfectly ripe red fruits. Seamless yet spreading. Great acid and serious stony complex minerals on the finish. As Yaacov has repeatedly said this is one of the most Burgundian CDP's out there. This was singing on this particular night.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2003 (link) 94 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Beautiful, aromatic nose with hints of Asian spice; deep, tasty, brambly fruit with soft tannins

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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, 3760043540013, 3760043540044, 3760043540075, 3760043540082, 4000123808565, 762413540022

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 76 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,492 (56%)
  • Consumed 2,706 (43%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

anything but white fish, As part of a soup and charcuterie serving, drank with Patrick Jenevein at Cafe Urbano, Traded with Emma

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98% Like It  82 votes

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