Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf du Pape 2012

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Eye: Intense ruby robe with beautiful reflections of old rose petals. Nose: Frank and spicy with black pepper and licorice, surprising floral notes of grass and acacia, evolving onto more classic notes of strawberry, cherry and fresh blackcurrant, and subtle notes of camphor and menthol. Palate: The attack is frank and ample, reflecting the gourmand and delicate characteristics of the estate and magnificently held by fine tannins with a silky length, strengthened by the freshness of the menthol and scents of the garriques.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorA silky, caressing style, with red currant, plum and blackberry fruit melded together and gliding over singed spice, dried star anise and fruitcake notes. Presents a light cedary backdrop on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,400 cases imported.

James Molesworth, February 28, 2015