Clos Des Papes 2019 (3.0L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
98 DE / 18.5 JR
Bright and floral on the nose. The tannins are extremely fine, almost imperceptible, but very much present, giving the wine a strong base for long ageing. It's perfectly balanced, long and deep, resulting in a rich but surprisingly classic vintage of Clos des Papes considering the extreme conditions this year. Rich but bright, very complete and pure with no excesses. Vines are typically 30 to 40 years old, spread across 24 parcels. Matured for 12 months in foudres of at least four years of age. - Matt Walls, Decanter
Cask samples tasted at the domaine.
Foudre sample 1: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre.
Nose is crackling with energy. A yeasty dark-fruit core with strawberry, liquorice and mouth-watering freshness. There is minerality here alongside an elegant and beautifully rounded palate.
Foudre sample 2: 55% Mourvèdre, 40% Grenache, 5% other varieties.
A spice-led nose, with a hint of reduction. Beautiful purity and vibrancy with a fine peppery streak – so much energy and refined tannins. This is already absolutely delicious.
Foudre sample 3: Dark chocolate and forest fruits on the nose. Marked firm and fine tannins – this shows real richness and weight as well as beautiful spice. - Alistair Cooper MW, JancisRobinson .com