Red

1998 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 172

  • pwbest Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 12, 2019 - Wow! A complete surprise, really stunning. Just reminded me of Rayas. I have drunk and enjoyed Clos des Papes on many occasions and thoroughly enjoyed every bottles - without being wowed. This was different. As I opened it I was worried that it may be a little tired and past its best - absolutely not! The wine sang from the first sip through to the end. A really great wine. This has all the weight, richness and sweet fruit (damson, raspberry, strawberry) that one would expect but accompanied by a kind of ethereal luminosity and power that I have never seen from this producer before but did experience with a Rayas 2007 a year or so ago. This character is also similar to my experiences with Giacosa, different grape but same mix of lifted elegance power and fruit. It is complex and long. drinking perfectly now but I suspect it will go on for many years.

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  • hargy Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 22, 2019 - magnums - still going although the fruit has all but faded - now a gentle giant but what is there is complex and very delicious - drink soon

  • SGoenophile Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 17, 2019 - Dinner at Jade Palace. Light ruby. Lots of sediment. Already quite evolved, looks and tastes older than its 21 years. Soft tannins. Relatively low acidity. On the palate, balsamic and cocoa notes. Fruit is fading. You could discern a shadow of finesse and elegance although overall this wine feels tired.

  • hargy wrote: flawed

    May 17, 2019 - corked - shame - not rated

  • Papies wrote: flawed

    May 10, 2019 - Friday Night with the Beasts (The Papies, Elizabeth St, London): Gone bottle. shame.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Matt Walls
    Rhone from the cellar, 10/15/2017 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    10/10/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #14, 12/18/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/7/2011 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May 2009 (link)

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 2/17/2008 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/24/2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2001, IWC Issue #94 (link)

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    January/February 2000, IWC Issue #88 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/5/2013 (link) 90 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricked medium dark red violet color; tar, cigar box, green bean, green bean casserole nose; tasty, tobacco, cigar box, smoke, mineral, green bean casserole palate; medium-plus finish (nowhere near as good as previous outings; is this a faulty bottle or is the wine falling apart?) 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/7/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Medium red violet color; lovely berry, plum and blackberry nose; gorgeous, great berry, garrigue and black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 3760043540044, 3760043540075, 3760043540082

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,025 (61%)
  • Consumed 661 (39%)

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