2003 Clos du Mont-Olivet - Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml

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2003 Clos du Mont-Olivet - Chateauneuf du Pape
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($33-$40) Deep red. Warm, roasted red berry scents, with notes of candied licorice and roasted herbs. A low-acid style, with a round, supple texture and sweet, suave berry jam flavors. Finishes with supple tannins and very good length.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 124

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Score: 94
Author: Wines by Jennifer
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/14/2011
Drink Dates: 2011
http://www.WinesByJennifer.com Garnet with brownish robe. Medium-bodied, earthy and red fruits on the nose that followed through on the palate. Long and sublime. Probably at its peak right now.
Score: 90
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/13/2008
spicy, lone finish, rich, ...wonderful
Score: 88
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2005
Drink Dates: 2005-2013
(Cuvee Unique Reserve) Brilliant medium ruby red hued with thick almost colorless legs. The initial funkiness blows off to reveal sweet buttered strawberry and warm spices. Racy acidity keeps the fruit in check and goes reasonably well with the wine?s light to moderate tannins. Only decent length ? frankly this wine is disappointing in the context of the vintage. The Cuv?e Unique is a barrel selection cuv?e from North Berkeley Imports ?North Berkeley even provides the winery with the used Burgundy barrels to age the wine. It is about two thirds Grenache with the remaining third consisting primarily of Syrah and Mourv?dre. It is sourced from vines over 80 years in age. Unfined and unfiltered.

About This Producer


The estate, run by the esteemed Sabon family, can trace its history back to 1547. It includes 25 hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape and parcels in Le Pied de Baud, lieu-dit Monalivet, and les Gallimardes, as well as 15 hectares in Cotes du Rhone. Making wine is still a family affair, and three brothers - Jean-Claude, Pierre and Bernard - run the property, with Jean-Claude's son Thierry, the current winemaker, trained in the tradition of the domaine since day one. The wines are a majority Grenache, with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault completing the blends. Mont-Olivet produces a red and white Chateuneuf du Pape, and a red and white Cotes du Rhone. The "Cuvee du Papet" is only bottled in the most exceptional vintages.

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