Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf Du Pape 2018

Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1500ml 2018


Product Details
  • Item Code: 785255007652
  • Varietal: Rhone Blend
  • Country|Region: France, Rhone
  • Vintage|Type: 2018
  • Bottle Size: 1500ml
  • Rating: 94-97

About this product

Due to devastating yields, thereÂs not much of the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape to go around, but itÂs going to be worth the extra effort to track down. Based on 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah (and a splash of other permitted varieties), it offers a textbook, classic Châteauneuf du Pape nose of mulled red and black fruits, Provençal garrigue, ground pepper, and saddle leather. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied Clos des Papes that has thrillingly polished tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. Made in a style similar to the 1999, 2004, and maybe a kiss of the 2006, it has the beautiful elegance (again, a Grand Cru Burgundy comes to mind) paired with plenty of intensity and length. I doubt it will shut down and itÂs going to evolve nicely for 15-20 years or more. -JD