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1990 Clos du Mont-Olivet - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Papet

FRANCE / RHONE / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 98 WA
  • 83 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47341-1990-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    This wine's evolution has been surprising. Believe me, if I had known it was going to develop into a nearly perfect wine, I would have bought more. The dark ruby color reveals slight lightening at the edge. Stunning aromatics offer up classic Chateauneuf du Pape aromas of balsam wood, garrigue, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, and pepper. An extraordinarily voluptuously-textured effort, with layers of concentration, no sense of heaviness, mouth-staining levels of richness, and more than 14.5% alcohol, this astonishing wine proves what old vine Grenache can achieve. Given its vigor, exuberance, and extraordinary richness, this wine has remarkable freshness for such size and power. It will drink well for another 15-20+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 83

    Tight and complex, offering crushed pepper, plum and currant flavors that are a bit rough around the edges. Finishes with gripping tannins that hang on.
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Absolutely massive CDP. Cherries, cassis and super tight tannins. Needs at least another 10 years. Unreal......
    Author: Peter B
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 215 bottles owned
  • 48 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 48 collectors)