2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 750ml
Producer: Paul Avril Clos des Papes
Grape/Blend: Southern Rhone Red Blend
Food Suggestion: Lamb
Wine Style: Red - Rich and Intense
Alcohol Content: 14 - 15%
"One of the great vintages from this estate, surpassing even the 1990, 2000, 2001, 2003, and maybe the 2010 (time will tell with this one), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Vincent Avril delivers everything you could want from a wine. Full-bodied, intense and beautifully concentrated, with plenty of muscle and depth, it shows the hallmark elegance and purity of the estate, with sensational notes of kirsch liqueur, raspberries, incense, smoked meats and Asian spices. The blend is the normal 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, brought up all in older foudre, and it's just now entering its prime drink window and has another two decades of longevity."
- Robert Parker: 100 Points