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2011 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$189. 99 Bottle
$2279.88 Dozen
Other Reviews….
One of the stars of the vintage and coming from absurdly low yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied, seamless effort that exhibits copious kirsch, ground pepper, dried flowers and underbrush as well as incredibly fine tannin, great mid-palate concentration and ample length on the finish. Relatively forward by this estate’s standards, it will be approachable at an earlier age than normal. Nevertheless, it will have 20+ years of evolution and is an awesome effort in the vintage. Drink 2015-2030.
96 points
Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate