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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
(search item no. 56765)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Complex aromas of cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and smoke enhance this sweet, dense, ripe and harmonious Chateauneuf du Pape with a solid underlying structure. The 2000 Finishes with balanced, unaggressive, and ripe tannins.

"The Avrils consider the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape the finest they have made since 1990. Produced from meager yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, it tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Backward and promising with a deep ruby/purple color and sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with plums, saddle leather, minerals, and truffles...pure, full-bodied, moderately tannic, classic vin de garde...." - Wine Advocate

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About Clos des Papes:

the "Clos des Papes" estate inclueds some forty scattered hectares, approximately 80 acres.
There are no fewer than 24 different plots of land, which include some of the most beautiful soils in the Chateauneuf vineyards. The geographical separation of our vineyards enables us to control ripeness at harvest time, since each sector does not necessarily reach the exact same stage at the same time. It also allows us to combine different varieties planted to the south. "Clos des Papes makes both red wines and white wines (10% of the production) for long-keeping, using traditional vinification and maturing. As I mentioned previously, our yields are deliberately low (an average of 28hl/hectare). and then undergo further strict sorting, to uphold our quality.