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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.

2005 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Lightly depressed cork

WS  98   
RP  95   
VN  95   
WS  #1 of 2007   
2 available
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2010 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Light label condition issue

RP  99   
WS  98   
VN  96   
JR  19   
WS  #4 of 2012   
2 available
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2014 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WA  93   
WS  93   
VN  93-95   
JD  92   
JR  18   
5 available
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2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   
14 available
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2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   
2 available
Bid *

2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   

2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   

2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   

2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017   
4 available
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2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Light label condition issue

JD  100   
WA  97+    
VN  95-97   
JR  17.5   
2 available
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2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

JD  100   
WA  97+    
VN  95-97   
JR  17.5   
2 available
Bid *

2017 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Light label condition issue

JD  98+    
WA  96   
VN  95-96   
WS  94   
JR  17.5   

2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
October, 2022
WS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94-96   
WS  #14 of 2017