Deep ruby with purple highlights. The nose is an intense Mediterranean style through notes of
provençal thyme and rosemary, with spices of
Setchouan pepper and deep black fruits. The palate is full and fat. Intense fruit & good structure of ripe tannins. Warm finish, balanced by fresh acidity.
Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes is a perfect partner for red meat, grilled or in a sauce, and also complements game, lamb, duck and pork.
80% Black Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault
"From a 50-acre walled vineyard acquired by Ogier Caves de Papes in 2000, this is an elegant Chateauneuf. The red cherry fruit feels quietly powerful, firmed with a stoniness that reverberates through the wine; the notes of herbs and licorice accent its sunny southern Rhone roots. A natural beauty."
Wine & Spirits
"A ripe and nicely structured Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with creamy cassis, plum sauce and linzer torte flavors carried by chestnut-tinged structure. The finish shows a mix of spice and licorice notes, while a note of alder wood fills in the background for added contrast. Best from 2013 through 2020."