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1999 Chateauneuf du Pape

Papes; Clos des

93Average Score
flagRhone / France
Red
drink-now2006-2020

(bottled in March; a blend of 65% grenache, 20% mourvedre, 10% syrah and 5% counoise, muscardelle and vaccarese) Moderately saturated red-ruby. Complex nose melds redcurrant, kirsch, iron, tobacco, mocha and spices. Chewy, intensely flavored and fairly deep, but rather tight following the bottling. As usual for this estate, in a rather claret-like style, without the obvious surmaturite of some Chateauneufs. Firm acidity and sweet, fine tannins give this wine the backbone to age slowly. Finishes with subtle persistence. Jan 2002, www.vinous.com

Stephen Tanzer     Score: 91/100

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