Clos des Papes
Chateauneuf du Pape 2014

France , southern rhone

Classical vinification. Grapes are placed in the crusher to remove the stem. The grapes then fall into tanks by gravity and fermented for 3 weeks. They are then pressed using a pneumatic press. Wines are fined with egg-whites and unfiltered. Matured in large barrels for 12 months. No new oak are used.
Wine Ratings : WA 92-94 Points

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All vintages of this wine volume


Grape Variety
Grenache, Mourvedre, Shiraz / Syrah, Others

Hand Harvested

6 magnum per wooden case

Single Piece Cork

Foil Type

14 %

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate , Jeb Dunnuck - Oct 2015

From yields in range of 15 hectoliter per hectare, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of the 2008 and reveals a healthy ruby color to go with the classic kirsch, dried flowers and spice notes that I always find in Avril’s wines. Showing an almost Pinot Noir-like texture with medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and outstanding length, it will certainly be one of the more approachable, forward wines from this estate, and it should be a low to mid-nineties scoring effort. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste Vincent’s 2015 from foudre, but his 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is certainly one of the wines of the vintage. And while it possesses terrific notes of peppery herbs, Provençal spice, kirsch and darker berry fruits, it’s on the palate where this beauty shines! Medium to full-bodied, incredibly balanced, seamless and pure, with beautiful fruit, it has present tannin, terrific mid-palate depth and a great finish. It won’t be the longest lived wine from the estate,