2000 Clos des Papes - Chateauneuf du Pape 1.5L

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend   |     Watch

WA 95   IWC 91(+?)   JR 17.5   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape reveals 14.6% alcohol, and is stylistically similar to the great 1990. The 2000 is open-knit and fat, with higher levels of glycerin as well as a more corpulent style than the structured, backward 2001. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet, black cherry/kirsch liqueur-like notes presented in a voluptuous, full-throttle, intense style. It is already revealing such secondary nuances as pepper, garrigue, and truffles. Chewy, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, this cuvee is accessible, but not ready to drink.

Drink Dates: 2007-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 145

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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: Issue 106

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

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…!  

Drink Dates: 2008-2018
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 01/07/2015
missing - presumed drunk

Rating: 96
Author: David W294
Trust Rating: 70
Tasted On: 11/26/2011
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

Rating: 95
Author: jmv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/16/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Fine and lingering red fruit aromatics followed by a beautiful harmony of freshness, intensity and length. Drinking very well now. Glad I have more

Rating: 91
Author: Nick Shea
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/17/2015

Rating: 75
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/26/2013
off bottle, vegetal over ripe pruiny and not drinkable, hope they're not over the hill

Average rating: 90, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

160 bottles owned by 65 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

See other similar producers: Domaine du Caillou, Domaine de la Janasse

Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend


"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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