Paul Avril Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2011

$180.00 inc. GST

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of 2007

“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.” – Robert Parker

Tasting Note: Smoky cherry, red berry and potpourri scents show excellent clarity and pick up spiciness with aeration. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with a sexy floral pastille quality adding complexity. Finishes with impressive energy and thrust, firmed by fine-grained tannins and piquant minerality.

96/100 – Robert Parker
95/100 – Wine Spectator
94/100 – Jeff Leve
93/100 – Vinous/Antonio Galloni
93/100 – Stephen Tanzer

Alcohol Volume: 15%

Variety: Southern Rhone Red Blend

Region: Rhone, France

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