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2000 Clos des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape

FRANCE / RHONE / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
abv 14.5%
  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Rhone Blend
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SKU: 47229-2000-750-3B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($40) Very good deep red-ruby. Roasted plum and black fruit aromas, with notes of violet, dark chocolate, smoke and game. Fat, lush and superripe; shows more of a roasted character than the 2001, but also boasts solid acidity. A huge, full-blown wine with exotic notes of roasted herbs. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and excellent length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2003
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Tasted Dec 2008 in London.Pale ruby. Round and polished and just about ready to drink now. Lots of hedonistic pleasure - a bit like a malted milk with some animal hair in it - quite much more delicious than that sounds. Totally round and lightening up. Obviously not a great vintage, but awfully useful not to have to wait.! ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The Burgundian-styled 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape is drinking at point today. Possessing beautiful notes of forest floor, truffles, spice, garrigue and sweet cherry and kirsch like fruit, this beauty has notable freshness and purity, medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin and a layered, integrated texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. There's no need to delay gratification here and I'd enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Very pretty, almost delicate, of medium body and medium concentration. The soft and supple tannins are sleek and easy to appreciate. It'll be hard to resist enjoying it on release, with its burst of red and black fruit on the succulent finish. 8,915 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Nick Shea
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: David W294
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: Larry H
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Fine and lingering red fruit aromatics followed by a beautiful harmony of freshness, intensity and length. Drinking very well now. Glad I have more
    Drink Dates: 2011-2016
    Author: jmv
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Helllloooo kirsch! Sweet cocoa ganache, cloves cinnamon, herbs de Provence and pure raspberry fruit lead the way to the essence of Elysium. The palate is svelte, suave and full of heavenly purity, coated in a cashmere frame that is all in finesse. Gains more and more sappy richness in time, bringing a pure, knee-buckling sense of heaven to the lips w/ each sip. Who needs cuvees?! Believe it or not, this will get better in time....97 points
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating:

    missing - presumed drunk
    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 75

    off bottle, vegetal over ripe pruiny and not drinkable, hope they're not over the hill
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating:

    WOW, great wine with rich and deep fruit reserves. Raspberry, blackberry, mminerals and spice all mixed up to give you a flavor profile that lingers on and on. The nose shows nice fruit with richness and it continues to develop nuance as it opens up during the night. 4.5/5
    Author: Ryan Opaz
Clos des Papes is indisputably one of the reference points for premium Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owned by the Avril family, who has been making wine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since the beginning of the 18th century, this property maintains its distinction of premier status not only because of its exceptional product, but also due to the generosity and graciousness of its owners - Paul (father), Vincent (son) and Madame Avril.

The wine is a majority Grenache with Mourvedre and Syrah, but the Avrils also have some plantings of Muscardin, Counoise and Vaccarese that they do not hesitate to use to enhance the blend. Sourced from 18 separate parcels (one of which was part of the old walled-in papal vineyard, hence the name) it gains its unique character from some sandy soils in the west and southeast and the more limestone/clay earth of the rocky north and northeast. There is no "Reserve," per se, as the Avril sell off in bulk to negociants what they do not feel is worthy to include in their one and only top blend.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1239 bottles owned
  • 212 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 212 collectors)