Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2022

Rhone Blends - White from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 97
DE 96
WA 94
V 94
JS 93
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 348940

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$84.95

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Jun 2024) 12+ Available
 
97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2022 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc is the usual blend of all the permitted varieties. It shows the richer, layered, opulent style of the vintage beautifully, with loads of pear, acacia flower, citrus oil, and spice notes all defining the aromatics, and it's full-bodied, with a layered, opulent texture and a great finish. (10/30/23)"

96 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Open and inviting aromas of dried pears, almost slightly hoppy. This is full-bodied and rich, but with good acidity thanks to the Bourboulenc and Piquepoul in the blend. There’s a lovely mineral touch despite being a big, powerful vintage. It’s not the most fine and elegant, but will be very good in time. The yield was down 50% this year due to hail. It’s worth waiting for this vintage, it will be wonderfully full and luxurious in time. Equal parts Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Piquepoul and Picardan. No malolactic fermentation. Drinking Window: 2029-2045. (9/18/23)"

94 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Produced from roughly equal proportions of six varieties, co-fermented in stages, as each one is deemed ripe and picked, the 2022 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is atypically plush and ripe (it's close to 15% alcohol), marked by pineapple, white peach and tangerine notes. It's full-bodied and round, deceptively easy to drink yet concentrated and long on the finish. I suspect it may age longer than my projected range, but there's no compelling reason to wait on this vintage. Drink: 2023-2027. (9/29/23)"

94 points Nicolas Greinacher (Vinous): "The 2022 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is made with the usual blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Picardan. It is distinctively fragrant, combining expressive aromas of honeysuckle, acacia, grapefruit, lemon peel, white peach, apricot and hints of pineapple. Full-bodied and opulent, it is well-balanced by supple acidity, oily-textured and leaves a deliciously salty aftertaste. Drink: 2024-2037. (Jun 2023)"

93 points James Suckling: "An aromatic nose of yellow plums, acacia, lemons, white peaches and grapefruit. It's full-bodied with medium acidity. Round and creamy with freshness and minerality at the center, with some cooked lemons and a bright finish. Drink or hold. (5/22/23)"
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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2022 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc is the usual blend of all the permitted varieties. It shows the richer, layered, opulent style of the vintage beautifully, with loads of pear, acacia flower, citrus oil, and spice notes all defining the aromatics, and it's full-bodied, with a layered, opulent texture and a great finish. (10/30/23)"

96 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Open and inviting aromas of dried pears, almost slightly hoppy. This is full-bodied and rich, but with good acidity thanks to the Bourboulenc and Piquepoul in the blend. There’s a lovely mineral touch despite being a big, powerful vintage. It’s not the most fine and elegant, but will be very good in time. The yield was down 50% this year due to hail. It’s worth waiting for this vintage, it will be wonderfully full and luxurious in time. Equal parts Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Piquepoul and Picardan. No malolactic fermentation. Drinking Window: 2029-2045. (9/18/23)"

94 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Produced from roughly equal proportions of six varieties, co-fermented in stages, as each one is deemed ripe and picked, the 2022 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is atypically plush and ripe (it's close to 15% alcohol), marked by pineapple, white peach and tangerine notes. It's full-bodied and round, deceptively easy to drink yet concentrated and long on the finish. I suspect it may age longer than my projected range, but there's no compelling reason to wait on this vintage. Drink: 2023-2027. (9/29/23)"

94 points Nicolas Greinacher (Vinous): "The 2022 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is made with the usual blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Picardan. It is distinctively fragrant, combining expressive aromas of honeysuckle, acacia, grapefruit, lemon peel, white peach, apricot and hints of pineapple. Full-bodied and opulent, it is well-balanced by supple acidity, oily-textured and leaves a deliciously salty aftertaste. Drink: 2024-2037. (Jun 2023)"

93 points James Suckling: "An aromatic nose of yellow plums, acacia, lemons, white peaches and grapefruit. It's full-bodied with medium acidity. Round and creamy with freshness and minerality at the center, with some cooked lemons and a bright finish. Drink or hold. (5/22/23)"
Product SKU 348940
Producer Clos des Papes
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Rhone Blends - White
Vintage 2022
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Picardan
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