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Paul Avril Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2010 (Double Magnum)


Very highly regarded by Robert Parker, this would make a fantastic accompaniment to a celebration meal any time of year but especially at Christmas.

Cardinal's Rating 99
Colour Red Wine
Grape Variety Châteauneuf du Pape Blend Red
Country France
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Paul Avril's Clos des Papes, 2010, was awarded a rare 99 points from Robert Parker and 19/20 from Jancis Robinson, clear evidence that this southern Rhône red is a near embodiment of perfection found in the region and a spectacular example of a fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Composed of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah, this is a classic blend, produced in the venerable Clos des Papes winery. The wine is full-bodied and powerful whilst fresh with faultless structure. On the nose are concentrated notes of pure dark fruits, raspberries, ripe black currants all intertwined with floral, olive, spice and liquorice nuances.

With an alcohol percentage just under the 16% mark, this is a big wine with wonderful texture, considerable tannin, a huge finish and structure so good it will easily see it through the next 30 years or so. Absolutely delicious and a wonderful opportunity to see the full potential of a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A superb wine to drink with roasted red meats and game such as grouse or wild boar.

Paul Avril's Clos des Papes has long been one of the great estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The estate's history starts in the 1700s but actual winemaking only began towards the end of the 19th Century. All wines here are aged in old wooden foudres for 15 months or so and the result is spectacular wines which tend to be the benchmarks for any long-living Châteauneuf-du-Pape reds.
Producer / Vineyard Paul Avril Clos des Papes
Colour Red Wine
Vintage 2010
Country France
Area Rhône Valley
Region Southern Rhône
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape Variety Châteauneuf du Pape Blend Red
Body Full
Bottle Size Jeroboam (3.0)
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Full
ABV 15.9%
When to drink? 2016-2040
Cardinal's Rating 99
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