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Clos des Papes (Paul Avril) Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Clos des Papes (Paul Avril)
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a highly regarded wine crafted by a renowned producer, Paul Avril. This wine hails from the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the Rhône Valley, France. The vineyard features a unique terroir, characterized by rocky soils and a Mediterranean climate, which imparts distinct flavors and aromas to the wine. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including hand-harvesting and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality. Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known for its elegant and complex style, showcasing rich fruit flavors, subtle spice notes, and a velvety texture. Read more
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  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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  • Higher price point compared to other Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines
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User Rating:

4.2
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Expert Rating:

5.0

Wine Expert Note:

Clos des Papes is a renowned winery located in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation of the Rhône Valley in France. This particular wine, crafted by Paul Avril, showcases the exceptional quality and character that the region is known for. In the glass, Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape displays a deep ruby color, hinting at its concentration and richness. On the nose, it offers an enticing bouquet of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, accompanied by notes of garrigue, which is a distinctive herbal scent often found in wines from this region. There are also hints of spice, such as black pepper and cloves, adding complexity to the aromatic profile. On the palate, this wine exhibits a harmonious balance between its fruit, tannins, and acidity. The ripe fruit flavors continue to shine, with layers of black cherries, raspberries, and blackcurrants. The tannins are well-integrated, providing a smooth and velvety texture, while the vibrant acidity adds freshness and structure. As the wine evolves in the glass, additional nuances of licorice, tobacco, and earthy undertones emerge, further enhancing its complexity. Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a full-bodied wine with a long and lingering finish, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age gracefully for several years, allowing its flavors to further develop and evolve. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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