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1998 Clos des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape 1.5L
1998 Clos des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape

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France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
1998 Clos des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape
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Professional Reviews

IWC
90+

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 94

Deep red. Expressive, very complex aromas of plum, leather, animal fur, minerals and smoke, along with spice and kirsch notes from the mourvedre. Concentrated, smooth and penetrating, thanks to excellent acidity; fresh and youthful. Plenty of volume here, as well as the balance to reward aging (Avril believes the wine will close down for five to seven years). Strong youthfully spicy character. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and subtle persistence. Doesn't offer the roasted aspect of the most headspinning '98s, but this is quite suave.

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WA
90

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker

Although the 1998 is not one of the vintage's top successes, it is outstanding. It exhibits a certain hardness and austerity, along with sweet fruit, a layered palate impression, and a closed, firm finish.

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WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: Per-Henrik Mansson Issue: Web

A beautiful Chateauneuf, with ripe fruit, thick texture, smooth tannins, and yet a fresh finish. Full-bodied, with plum, red berry, spice and wet earth. There is a sense of soil in this wine.

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Community Reviews

93

Anonymous Author Trust Rating: 91 Tasted On: 10/03/2009 Drink Dates: 2001-2018

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80

Lehn G208 Trust Rating: 75 Tasted On: 08/10/2008 Drink Dates: 2008

a little off. maybe past prime. earthy and dust taste

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