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2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes (P. Avril)

Southern Rhône

Capsule creased and torn help
 
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PRICE:
$150.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
Out of Stock

 

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TASTING NOTES

"One of the top wines in this incredible vintage is Avril's 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape, which is the normal blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and the rest of mix of permitted varieties. Brought up all in older foudre, it's a blockbuster, almost over-the-top, effort that gives up notes of kirsch, incense, dried flowers, spice and pepper. Deep, full-bodied, massively concentrated, unctuous and downright sexy, it needs another 2-3 years of cellaring and will have 30 years or more of overall longevity." Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com
(WA, 09/01/2015)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2017-2037


"Absolutely stunning, with a deep well of crème de cassis that's thoroughly pure and captivating, while black tea, fig cake, hoisin sauce, incense and graphite notes weave throughout. The supervelvety finish lets blackberry, boysenberry and crushed cherry fruit take an encore-as if this needed any more fruit. A fantastic display of precision in a very opulent year. Best from 2010 through 2030. 8,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 10/15/2009)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2010-2030


"Deep ruby. Powerful, pungent aromas of kirsch, dark berries, smoky herbs and spicecake, with notes of black olive and tobacco coming on with air. Chewy, palate-staining dark fruit flavors are complicated by bitter chocolate, licorice and black cardamom. Acts like a 2005 today, with serious structure but also superb depth of powerful, densely packed fruit. A hint of cherry skin adds grip and refreshing bitterness to the long, smoky, focused finish. Not an easy read right now: this demands cellaring." Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 01/01/2010)

Rating: 95(+?)


"65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 5% Counoise. Lightly spiced dark fruit, so elegant. Some coffee/chocolate notes. Silky already, intense but slides across the palate. Dry, taut and such fine tannins. Great elegance and persistence and very little sign of the alcohol." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 06/05/2010)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2010-2017


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