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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
(search item no. 111870)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $84.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
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
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 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 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
2001 The Wine Advocate 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:

As with many houses in the region, the cepage for the red wine at Clos des Papes is based on a majority of Grenache, with smaller quantities of Mourvedre and Syrah. The remainder of the blend consists of small amounts of some of the lesser-known varietals approved in the appellation, namely Muscardin, Counoise and Vacarèse. The wines spend their infancy in tank and are then transferred to large foudres for an élevage which lasts approximately 14-15 months.

Blend: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 5% other grapes

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2007

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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.