Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2015

Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape la Cuvée du Papet 2015

SKU 1765


First produced in 1989. the Flagship (jewel) of the estate and made only in exceptional vintages from our oldest vines of Grenache (the oldest were planted in 1901) with a compliment of Mourvedre and/or Syrah in varying proportions according to the vintage. All the varietals are fermented together and give rise to a wine both concentrated and elegant and with a great finish.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos du Mont-Olivet
  • wa(93-95

Wine AdvocateThe deep ruby-colored 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape La Cuvee Du Papet (70% Grenache and 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah) is the flagship of the estate and comes from four different terroirs: Bois Dauphin, la Crau, Montalivet and Pied de Baud. It's only partially destemmed and aged 90% in foudre and 10% in demi-muids. It's a classic and old school as they come and has beautiful notes of cured meats, pepper, Provençal spices, blackcurrants and black raspberries. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with a stacked mid-palate, it should come in behind the off the charts 2010 and 2007, but should match the 2012 and 2009. It's a beautiful wine that will have decades of longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 28, 2016