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Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019

Rhone Blends - White from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 97
DE 96
WA 94
WS 94
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 341290

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$84.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Summer 2022) 10 Available
 
97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I think even better, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc is cut from the same cloth yet has a touch more richness. Honeyed lime, white grapefruit, crushed stone, and poached pear are just some of the nuances here, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mouthfeel, good acidity, and a great finish. It’s another sensational white from this estate to enjoy over the coming two decades or so. Drink: 2021-2041. (11/3/21)"

96 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Low acidity, a little on the heavy side with pear, tarragon, quince, anise and touches of grapefruit and lemon verbena on the finish. Good length and already quite complex, but a little sprawling. Contains roughly equal parts of the six permitted white grapes. Various plots around the appellation, farmed organically, all varieties co-fermented in stainless steel. Drinking Window: 2020-2036. (Oct 2020)"

94+ points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The medium to full-bodied 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts impressive concentration and richness, allied to terrific freshness and length. As I was tasting it, I kept shaking my head marveling at how this blend of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne achieved such a wonderful sense of balance. Hints of anise no doubt play a prominent role in achieving this, enlivening the melon and pear that form the wine's core, to be elegantly replaced on the finish by lingering notes of ripe citrus. Certainly this is one of the most impressive whites I can recall tasting from this benchmark estate. Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "This has an extroverted display of white peach, green almond and yellow apple flavors that are brightly defined as they're carried by honeysuckle and acacia notes through a plump and juicy finish. Has the energy to cellar a bit as well. Drink now through 2026. 300 cases made, 40 cases imported. (2/28/21)"
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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I think even better, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc is cut from the same cloth yet has a touch more richness. Honeyed lime, white grapefruit, crushed stone, and poached pear are just some of the nuances here, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a rich, concentrated mouthfeel, good acidity, and a great finish. It’s another sensational white from this estate to enjoy over the coming two decades or so. Drink: 2021-2041. (11/3/21)"

96 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Low acidity, a little on the heavy side with pear, tarragon, quince, anise and touches of grapefruit and lemon verbena on the finish. Good length and already quite complex, but a little sprawling. Contains roughly equal parts of the six permitted white grapes. Various plots around the appellation, farmed organically, all varieties co-fermented in stainless steel. Drinking Window: 2020-2036. (Oct 2020)"

94+ points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The medium to full-bodied 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts impressive concentration and richness, allied to terrific freshness and length. As I was tasting it, I kept shaking my head marveling at how this blend of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne achieved such a wonderful sense of balance. Hints of anise no doubt play a prominent role in achieving this, enlivening the melon and pear that form the wine's core, to be elegantly replaced on the finish by lingering notes of ripe citrus. Certainly this is one of the most impressive whites I can recall tasting from this benchmark estate. Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "This has an extroverted display of white peach, green almond and yellow apple flavors that are brightly defined as they're carried by honeysuckle and acacia notes through a plump and juicy finish. Has the energy to cellar a bit as well. Drink now through 2026. 300 cases made, 40 cases imported. (2/28/21)"
Product SKU 341290
Producer Clos des Papes
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Rhone Blends - White
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne
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