2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2007 Clos des Papes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
No decanting needed, just pop, pour and enjoy all the layers, of rich, supple textured, spicy, peppery red fruits, wet earth, and garrigue with touches of flowers and grilled steak. Drink from 2022-2030.

No decanting needed, just pop, pour and enjoy all the layers, of rich, supple textured, spicy, peppery red fruits, wet earth, and garrigue with touches of flowers and grilled steak. Drink from 2022-2030.

2,243 Views   Tasted
Popped and poured, it took no time or effort for all the sensuous, lusciously textured, perfectly ripe, spicy cherries, herbs, pepper, and red berries to show what they had to offer. Concentrated, deep, long and with fabulous richness and staying power, the wine avoids any touch of heat, jam, or overripe flavors found in some 07 Rhône wines.

Popped and poured, it took no time or effort for all the sensuous, lusciously textured, perfectly ripe, spicy cherries, herbs, pepper, and red berries to show what they had to offer. Concentrated, deep, long and with fabulous richness and staying power, the wine avoids any touch of heat, jam, or overripe flavors found in some 07 Rhône wines.

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Sexy, sensuous, and lusciously textured, this beauty is ready to go with all the perfectly ripe, spicy cherries, herbs, pepper and red berries you could ever ask for. Concentrated, deep, long and with fabulous richness and staying power, the wine avoids any touch of heat, jam or overripe flavors.

Sexy, sensuous, and lusciously textured, this beauty is ready to go with all the perfectly ripe, spicy cherries, herbs, pepper and red berries you could ever ask for. Concentrated, deep, long and with fabulous richness and staying power, the wine avoids any touch of heat, jam or overripe flavors.

5,760 Views   Tasted
Luscious, supple, rich, concentrated and focused on its purity of fruit. Ripe, sweet and yet, no heat, or jammy character, just silky, pure fruit here. This is really drinking well today. With time, this will even be better...

Luscious, supple, rich, concentrated and focused on its purity of fruit. Ripe, sweet and yet, no heat, or jammy character, just silky, pure fruit here. This is really drinking well today. With time, this will even be better...

8,669 Views   Tasted
Showing some lightness in the color, the complex nose offers garrigue, kirsch, licorice, cherry, mint and forest scents that work perfectly with the silky, luscious, fresh, berries. There is a beautiful sense of sweetness, purity and freshness in the fruit that stays with you and lingers in the mouth.

Showing some lightness in the color, the complex nose offers garrigue, kirsch, licorice, cherry, mint and forest scents that work perfectly with the silky, luscious, fresh, berries. There is a beautiful sense of sweetness, purity and freshness in the fruit that stays with you and lingers in the mouth.

10,393 Views   Tasted
This wine has been a beauty since I first tasted it in tank! What more could you ask for in a Chateauneuf du Pape? A complex nose packed with kirsch liqueur, garrigue, jam, spice and earth, sexy, lush, sensuous textures and a long, fresh, sweet, dark, black raspberry and cherry filled finish.

This wine has been a beauty since I first tasted it in tank! What more could you ask for in a Chateauneuf du Pape? A complex nose packed with kirsch liqueur, garrigue, jam, spice and earth, sexy, lush, sensuous textures and a long, fresh, sweet, dark, black raspberry and cherry filled finish.

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With a rich, deep color, the perfume exhibits pepper, black raspberry jam, grenadine, garrigue, licorice and raspberry liqueur. The opulent, silky textured fruit coats your mouth and palate, ending in a long, peppery, sweet, pure, red cherry liqueur finish. This is one of the most sensuous Chateauneuf du Pape wines I've ever tasted. WOW!

With a rich, deep color, the perfume exhibits pepper, black raspberry jam, grenadine, garrigue, licorice and raspberry liqueur. The opulent, silky textured fruit coats your mouth and palate, ending in a long, peppery, sweet, pure, red cherry liqueur finish. This is one of the most sensuous Chateauneuf du Pape wines I've ever tasted. WOW!

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When to Drink Clos des Papes, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos des Papes can be enjoyed on the young side. But this is a wine that is much better with cellaring. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1-2 hours or 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 des Papes is usually better with 5-8 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 7-25 years after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Clos des Papes with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Clos des Papes is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Clos des Papes is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, barbecue, sausage and cassoulet. Clos des Papes is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

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

Clos des Papes also produces the value priced, Southern Rhone wine, Petit Vin d'Avril.

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