Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvee PapetRegular price $84.99
The 2018 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Papet exudes aromas of blackberry, licorice, cherry. Powerfully flavored yet elegant at the same time; more licorice and black cherry flavors, with baking spices.
Blend: 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah
"This is solid, with a still-tight core of black cherry and dark plum fruit liberally laced with warm stone, garrigue, tar and alder notes. Plenty grippy, with a smoldering tobacco accent through the finish. Best from 2022 through 2035" James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 95 points
"The old vine cuve is the 2018 Chteauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Du Papet, which sees more stems and is brought up in foudre. It has a similar purity of fruit compared to the classic cuve, yet it shows slightly more stem influence in its ground pepper, crushed violets, earth, and obvious mineral-driven aromas and flavors. It's rich and flawlessly balanced, with ripe, present tannins and a great finish. It's going to need a year or three of bottle age (it's far from unapproachable, however) and will keep for 15-20 years or more." - Jeb Dunnuck 94+