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2016 Clos de l'Oratoire Des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

375ml

ITEM 8096100 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

93James Suckling

The palate has a very plush, silky edge with ripe, red-plum and blackberry flavors, cast amid assertive, bold but silky tannins.

92The Wine Advocate

...offering some real depth and concentration. Black cherry fruit picks up hints of dried spices on the long, supple finish.

90-92Vinous / IWC

Sweet and focused in the mouth, offering juicy boysenberry and raspberry flavors and a spicy white pepper flourish.

89-92Jeb Dunnuck

...solid, with lots of meaty, peppery, spicy notes, medium-bodied richness and plenty of length on the finish.

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.