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2015 Clos de l'Oratoire Des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

375ml

ITEM 7977934 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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sebfa 1 $25 $25
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I7982935 3 $27 Oct 24, 2021
I7977934 4 $25 Oct 17, 2021
I7972790 4 $25 Oct 10, 2021
I7955089 6 $25 Sep 19, 2021
I7950761 1 $25 Sep 12, 2021
I7939694 6 $25 Sep 5, 2021
I7905841 6 $26 Aug 1, 2021
I7905841 1 $25 Aug 1, 2021
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RATINGS

92James Suckling

A bold, smooth and ripe impression... The nose is right in the red-fruit zone with cherries and raspberries, as well as dried, red flowers, leading to a palate that has smooth, nutty tannins and a seamless core of ripe, red berries.

91Wine Spectator

...ripe cherry and kirsch flavors forming the core while light floral, shiso leaf and bergamot notes fill in through the finish. Has a sleek, polished feel in the end.

90-92The Wine Advocate

Black raspberries, blackberries, cured meats and licorice...full-bodied, beautifully textured...has first rate purity, ripe tannin and impeccable balance.

16Jancis Robinson

Sweet and round – quite advanced...medium acid and tannins.

PRODUCER

Clos de l'Oratoire Des Papes

Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes was started in 1880 when Edouard Amouroux married into a family who owned a couple of prime parcels of Syrah vineyards, which were named after a small, ancient stone chapel near the vineyards. By the 1920s the family was bottling their own Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the wines still display charming label designed in the 1920s. Today the 62-acre estate produces red and white Chateauneuf-du-Pape and a special red cuvee, called Les Choregies du Clos do L’Oratoire des Papes, produced only in exceptional years. Clos d L’Oratoire is today owned by La Maison Ogier, a large Rhone Valley negociant and producer.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.