Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2003

9.256 ratings on Delectable
$109

The 2003 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape (the # 2 wine in the Wine Spectator's annual winefest) has long been one of the most profound wines of the vintage. It somehow manages to offer the vintage's character in power, high glycerin, and huge volume, but retains remarkable elegance and finesse that is so much in keeping with the style of Clos des Papes. The wine has a dense ruby/purple-tinged color and a wonderfully sweet nose of framboise, blackberry, and kirsch liqueur intermixed with Chinese black tea and licorice. The wine is full-bodied and voluptuous, but once past all the glycerin and beautiful, dense fruit of this full-bodied wine, there is striking purity, elegance, finesse, and surprising freshness. Still primary, it looks set to have a long life of 20-25 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Dried raspberry, a bit of umami,earthy, mushroom, sweet tobacco, leather, dried tea leaves, M+ intensity. M+ tannin, finish and complexity. M- acid. Beautifully balanced and elegant.

Dried raspberry, a bit of umami,earthy, mushroom, sweet tobacco, leather, dried tea leaves, M+ intensity. M+ tannin, finish and complexity. M- acid. Beautifully balanced and elegant.

9.1

Louis Schofield Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

Bretty and very ripe

Bretty and very ripe

8.5

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

From magnum.

From magnum.

9.3

Kenneth Korsbæk Delectable Pro

From magnum.

From magnum.

9.3

David Eckert Delectable Pro

Second bottle corked. Oh the humanity!!

Second bottle corked. Oh the humanity!!

6.1

David Eckert Delectable Pro

Dang I'm not having much luck, over ripe fruit soup.

Dang I'm not having much luck, over ripe fruit soup.

8.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Rich spicy red fruit and deep terroir. Beautifully balanced and integrated.

Rich spicy red fruit and deep terroir. Beautifully balanced and integrated.

9.4

Connor McMahon Delectable Pro

Pretty overripe. Not much fruit left but still had structure.

Pretty overripe. Not much fruit left but still had structure.

8.2

Ben Aneff Delectable Pro

Managing Partner Tribeca Wine Merchants

Touch of raisin.

Touch of raisin.

8.2

Mike Kerr Delectable Pro

Clos de puppies brought the funk!! Damn tasty stuff

Clos de puppies brought the funk!! Damn tasty stuff

9.5