1990 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

1990 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Fully mature, this is gorgeous. The ripe, juicy, sweet, peppery, earthy, garrigue and kirsch is a blast. The wine is still concentrated, lush, ripe and juicy with a strong hint of spicebox in the finish. Full-bodied, round and showy, this is a beautiful example of fully mature Chateauneuf du Pape!

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Earthy, barnyard scents are complicated by the kirsch, spice, garrigue and exotic plummy notes. Still fresh, silky and loaded with sweet, ripe cherries, this is at absolute peak and should be enjoyed over the next few years.

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With a perfume filled with aromatics of fruit cake, spice box, cinnamon, kirsch, earth, licorice and flowers, it's difficult to keep your nose out of the glass. The scents remind me of Christmas. Silky in texture, with a strawberry, cherry and spice finish, the wine was great the moment it was poured from the bottle. It started dropping fruit after 90 minutes in the glass. That first hour and half was a treat! This Chateauneuf du Pape is fully mature and will not improve. While there is no hurry to drink a well stored bottle, I'm going to finish my remaining two bottles over the next 2-3 years.

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Kirsch, barnyard, sour cherry, jammy black raspberry and pepper aromatics open to a wine reeks of wild animal. This is a positive comment. The full bodied, concentrated, powerful wine combines boatloads of ripe and over ripe fruit. The wine finishes with a big mouthful of jammy black cherry and earth.

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Gobs of rich, ripe and over ripe red fruits and plums are all over the place and in your face. Full bodied and packed with plush, ripe fruit, this grabs your attention.

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Scents of red and black fruits, pepper and jam were joined by a complex display of herbs. This thick, concentrated wine was packed with lush, ripe Grenache fruit.

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Great ripe fruit notes, herbs, barnyard notes and a dose of spearmint. Very complex. The mouth feel was rich and concentrated. The flavors screamed Grenache as endless waves of ripe, fresh, jammy strawberry and raspberry filled your mouth.

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Clos Mont Olivet Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Clos du Mont Olivet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos du Mont Olivet can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for between 1-2 hours allowing the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Clos du Mont Olivet is usually better with 3-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-18 years after the vintage.

Serving Clos du Mont Olivet with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Clos du Mont Olivet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Clos du Mont Olivet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Clos du Mont Olivet is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

The white wine of Clos du Mont Olivet is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

In addition, Clos du Mont Olivet also makes 5 different wines from vines they own in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

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