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Clos du Mont-Olivet

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2017 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Soft, forward and juicy, with licorice and herbal accents to the sweet, slightly spiced fruits, this is already delicious and it's going to get better from here. The wine is a blend of at least 70% Grenache and various other allowable grape varieties.

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2016 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Luscious, forward, spicy, fresh, sweet, black raspberries, plums and cherries taste and feel great. The texture is silky and the fruit on the palate sticks with you long after the wine has left the glass.

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2016 Clos du Mont-Olivet Le Petit Mont  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Forward, fresh and vibrant, the wine is already delicious with its medium bodied, display of soft, sweet, peppery red fruits. The wine made its debut with the 2005 vintage.

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2016 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Flowers, pepper, black raspberry and kirsch are in your face. Full bodied, soft and polished, the wine is opulent, rich, full bodied, sweet and pure. There is a wealth of fruit here that fills your palate. The fruit is pure and refined, with silky tannins in the finish.

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2015 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Medium bodied, silky and fresh, this medium/full bodied charmer, with all its spicy, red cherry core is already drinking great today. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre and various other, assorted grape varieties.

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Medium bodied and finesse in style, the wine makes a beeline to its red cherry center. Silky tannins and sweetness in the fruit is the name of the game here. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre and 4% of various, allowable AOC grapes.

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2015 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Sexy, silky and sensuous, there is purity to the fruit, length and ripe, polished tannins. The wine has weight, balance, harmony and a plethora of sweet, ripe, red fruits to make this something that tastes as good as it feels. Produced from a blend of 75% old vine Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2014 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Light in color, with kirsch, forest and tapenade on the nose, the wine is already quite tasty. Light, elegant and fresh, this is an early drinking, cherry filled charmer.

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2013 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Medium bodied, early drinking styled wine, here you find delicate red fruits, freshness and spicy, kirsch notes with elegant textures and a red cherry finish.

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2012 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Charming in every way, the fruit has a polished texture and freshness that never seems to dissipate or lose its fresh, lush qualities. Produced from a blend of 75% old vine Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2012 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Jammy kirsch, black raspberry, smoke, thyme and herbs start off the show. The wine is lush, soft, medium bodied and polished. The tannins and textures are elegant, refined, peppery and fresh. This is really drinking nicely at 6 years of age.

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Black cherry liqueur in character, with peppery notes and garrigue, the wine is soft, lush and forward. From a blend 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre and 3% Cinsault, the wine reached 15% alcohol.

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2011 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Earthy, smoky soft and sweet, the fruit is hanging in there, but the secondary notes are equally, of not slightly stronger, so you get a sense of pepper, herbs, olives and herbs de Provence. This is charming to drink today, but it is not a vintage for long-term aging.

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Fresh kirsch, silky textures and a sweet, soft, polished, peppery, red berry finish are found in this delicious wine.

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2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

Silky, polished, sensuous, and delivering the essence of ripe, old vine Grenache, there is so much kirsch, licorice, jammy blackberries, spice and fresh herbs, it’s hard to believe. As big as this is, the wine is also voluptuous, ostentatious, deep, incredibly rich and lush, leaving a lasting impression.

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2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

This super wine, and great value delivers flowers, kirsch, jam and garrigue. Supple textured and already delivering pleasure, this is a winner.

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2009 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Full bodied, soft, lush, round and packed with ripe, old vine Grenache, the wine serves up sweet, fresh, ripe cherries, kirsch, black raspberries and black pepper. This is a really nice style of Chateauneuf that makes it hard to put the glass down.

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2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Silky, sweet and fresh, this is just hitting its peak. If you are sitting on any bottles, pop cork for the juicy, lush, sweet, earthy, red fruits, spice, herbs and olives that are found from start to finish.

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2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

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.

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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.

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2005 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Full bodied, and loaded with layers of sweet, juicy, ripe cherries, kirsch and olives, there is freshness and opulent character to be found here. Drink now, or wait another year or two, this is really a delicious treat.

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2004 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

There is a lot to like about this wine. The nose serves up ripe berries, garrigue and pepper. The wine is medium bodied, soft textured and drinking well today.

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2003 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Jammy strawberry, kirsch, spice, black raspberry, pepper and Provencal herbs lead to a mature Chateauneuf du Pape. Ripe, plush and open for pleasure, the wine ends with a myriad of lush, jammy red and dark berries.

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2000 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Silky, sexy, polished, and loaded with sweet, ripe, fresh cherries, kirsch, black raspberries, spice, herbs and earth. There is a nice purity to the fruit that matches the elegant textures on the palate. This is showing all it has on its 18th birthday. and may be on the downhill curve, as I remember previous bottles offering more intensity.

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1998 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvée du Papet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Loads of kirsch, pepper, black cherry jam, garrigue and earthy scents open up the wine. In the mouth, the wine is rich, concentrated and paked with layers of sweet, dark, red berries, spice and lush textures. This is drinking great today.

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The wine opens with black cherries, cracked pepper, kirsch, garrigue and an interesting note of fresh corn. When this was pointed out, others in the group spotted it as well. Rich, deep and elegant in style, this mature wine finished with a peppery, blackberry jam and strawberry filled finish.

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Black pepper, flowers, licorice, Kirsch, market herbs and freshly mown grass in the perfume. This full bodied wine is filled with fresh strawberry, raspberry and dark cherries in the mouth. The elegantly rustic, sauvage textured wine fills your mouth with freshness and flavors, ending with a peppery, black cherry finish. This is at a great place to enjoy today.

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Deep, dark color. Robust character. Ripe, black, peppery fruit complicated with ample doses of kirsch.

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Great dark, ruby hue. On the nose, pepper, raspberries, mint, herbs and earthy notes. Very full bodied, and highly extracted, with palate sensations that are as enjoyable as the nose . The wine finishes with a blast of jammy blackberries, plums, strawberries and over ripe cherries.

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1994 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Firm, but not without some charm ripe, this kirsch and cherry griotte filled wine is drinking at full maturity today.

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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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1983 Clos du Mont-Olivet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Fully mature, with a spicy kirsch and earthy nose. Medium bodied, elegant and soft, there is a nice sweetness to to very ripe cherry finish.

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