Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2018 750ml
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Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2018

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Produced since 2005 The newest addition to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the estate. It is born from our desire to choose the best of our different vineyards to create a fine wine which is elegant and fruity and which may be enjoyed in its youth. The grapes are from localities such as: Montalivet, Les Gallimardes and Les Serres.
Wine Spectator
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This is solid, with a still-tight core of black cherry and dark plum fruit liberally laced with warm stone, garrigue, tar and alder notes. Plenty grippy, with a smoldering tobacco accent through the finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. 300 cases made, 100 cases imported. — JM

James Molesworth, October 7, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The old vine cuvée is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Du Papet, which sees more stems and is brought up in foudre. It has a similar purity of fruit compared to the classic cuvée, yet it shows slightly more stem influence in its ground pepper, crushed violets, earth, and obvious mineral-driven aromas and flavors. It's rich and flawlessly balanced, with ripe, present tannins and a great finish. It's going to need a year or three of bottle age (it's far from unapproachable, however) and will keep for 15-20 years or more.

August 16, 2019

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