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Clos des Papes

Clos des Papes is one of the Rhone Valley’s most venerable estates. The Avril family, now headed by Paul Avril and his son Vincent, have been making wine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for 300 years. The name of the estate comes from the fact that the original vineyard was part of a papal estate located inside a chateau. The Avril family now owns parcels through the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, giving the estate a total of nearly 90 acres of vineyards planted mostly to Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Some 10% of the estate is planted to the white grapes that make up the classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc. About 100,000 bottles of red are produced annually. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called the estate’s wines “brilliant,” and notes that they are especially long-lived. The estate produces just one red and one white wine, selling any cuvees of lesser quality to negociants.

2003 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WA  98   
RP  97   
WS  97   
VN  94   
WS  #2 of 2005   

2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WS  96   
RP  95   
VN  94   
WS  #11 of 2006   

2005 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
RP  95   
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2007   

2006 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

RP  98   
WS  95   
VN  95   
JR  17   

2006 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1.5ltr

RP  98   
WS  95   
VN  95   
JR  17   
3 available
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2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Light label condition issue

RP  99+    
WS  97   
VN  95+    
JR  18   
WS  #42 of 2009   
2 available
Bid *

2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

RP  99+    
WS  97   
VN  95+    
JR  18   
WS  #42 of 2009   

2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WS  95   
VN  91   
RP  89-92   
JR  17   

2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

WS  95   
VN  93   
RP  91   
JR  16.5