2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
No longer at peak, while still a treat, with all of its lush, ripe, spicy, earthy red fruits, now, you find less opulence and more tertiary notes of olives, garrigue, and herbs. Medium-bodied, earthy and plummy, this will be at its best over the next few years. Drink from 2022-2026.

No longer at peak, while still a treat, with all of its lush, ripe, spicy, earthy red fruits, now, you find less opulence and more tertiary notes of olives, garrigue, and herbs. Medium-bodied, earthy and plummy, this will be at its best over the next few years. Drink from 2022-2026.

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With an explosive nose of black cherries, kirsch, flowers, licorice, herbs and wet earth, you already know this is a winner. On the palate, the wine is silky, sensuous, lush and polished with layers of perfectly ripe plums and cherries that just don't quit. The wine is fully ready to go. No decanting needed here, just pop and pour. It is hard to imagine the wine getting any better than this. So if you are sitting on any bottles, it is time to pull a cork and enjoy the ride.

With an explosive nose of black cherries, kirsch, flowers, licorice, herbs and wet earth, you already know this is a winner. On the palate, the wine is silky, sensuous, lush and polished with layers of perfectly ripe plums and cherries that just don't quit. The wine is fully ready to go. No decanting needed here, just pop and pour. It is hard to imagine the wine getting any better than this. So if you are sitting on any bottles, it is time to pull a cork and enjoy the ride.

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Just weeks away from its 10th birthday, this is in the absolute perfect place for hedonistic, thrill sippers. The lush, sensuous, sexy textures really make this wine something special. The fruit, mostly cherries, shows great purity, freshness, sweetness and verve. The finish wraps it all up the perfect package. No decanting needed here, just let the wine develop in the glass.

Just weeks away from its 10th birthday, this is in the absolute perfect place for hedonistic, thrill sippers. The lush, sensuous, sexy textures really make this wine something special. The fruit, mostly cherries, shows great purity, freshness, sweetness and verve. The finish wraps it all up the perfect package. No decanting needed here, just let the wine develop in the glass.

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Popped and poured. This is one of those wine you knew was going to be good the moment the wine hit the glass. The garrigue, fresh red fruit, pepper, thyme and mint nose rocked it. Even better, the palate was pure lushness and silk. The perfectly ripe, sweet, old vine Grenache leaves a lasting impression in your mouth. This could get better, but it's so good now, if you have a bottle, you need to pop a cork and taste this for yourself.

Popped and poured. This is one of those wine you knew was going to be good the moment the wine hit the glass. The garrigue, fresh red fruit, pepper, thyme and mint nose rocked it. Even better, the palate was pure lushness and silk. The perfectly ripe, sweet, old vine Grenache leaves a lasting impression in your mouth. This could get better, but it's so good now, if you have a bottle, you need to pop a cork and taste this for yourself.

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From mostly old vine Grenache with about 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, powerful aromas of black pepper, fresh herbs, kirsch, wild strawberries, jam and spices are all over the place. Sensuous in texture, rich in flavor and concentration, this beautiful example of Chateauneuf du Pape can be enjoyed in its youth for all the luscious, ripe, red fruits, or allowed to age. This is a wine I'm happy to have purchased as a pre arrival.

From mostly old vine Grenache with about 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, powerful aromas of black pepper, fresh herbs, kirsch, wild strawberries, jam and spices are all over the place. Sensuous in texture, rich in flavor and concentration, this beautiful example of Chateauneuf du Pape can be enjoyed in its youth for all the luscious, ripe, red fruits, or allowed to age. This is a wine I'm happy to have purchased as a pre arrival.

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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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