Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2007

9.260 ratings on Delectable
$175

...I'll go out on a relatively safe limb and state that I believe the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is the greatest Clos des Papes I have ever tasted! The fact that there should be around 100,000 bottles produced is music to my ears since the biggest complaint I hear about most of the top wines in this journal is that they are always made in such limited quantities. The 2007 will end up with a finished alcohol of about 15.5% and a pH of about 3.8. The average yields for this vintage were slightly higher than in 2006, about 24 hectoliters per hectare, which is essentially under 2 tons of fruit per acre. The 2007 reveals all the characteristics that make Clos des Papes so special, including extraordinary elegance, remarkable complexity in the black raspberry, kirsch, truffle, meaty, Provencal herbaceousness, full-bodied palate, voluptuous, silky tannins, and mind-boggling richness and length. Nothing is out of place, and there are no hard edges in this beautiful Chateauneuf du Pape... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

A typically elegant wine showing depth of fruit and solid viscosity. Nice nose, mouth and finish. A very good food wine. Buy

A typically elegant wine showing depth of fruit and solid viscosity. Nice nose, mouth and finish. A very good food wine. Buy

8.8

Cameron Hobel Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

Sandlewood, cinnamon, spices, bright red fruits... Wound up. Nice sweet Grenache.. hints of plum with a savory finish. Half bottle...

Sandlewood, cinnamon, spices, bright red fruits... Wound up. Nice sweet Grenache.. hints of plum with a savory finish. Half bottle...

9.9

Cameron Hobel Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

After a funky bretty half of 2007 in Cali we doubled up and popped a mag that never left the cellar in France. Really good with lots of life, still pretty ripe with hefty alcohol but not out of balance. Will be interesting to watch it evolve...

After a funky bretty half of 2007 in Cali we doubled up and popped a mag that never left the cellar in France. Really good with lots of life, still pretty ripe with hefty alcohol but not out of balance. Will be interesting to watch it evolve...

9.4

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Hands down the best wine I have enjoyed in 2016. Layers of complexity and unparalleled balance. Has another 20 year window to enjoy.

Hands down the best wine I have enjoyed in 2016. Layers of complexity and unparalleled balance. Has another 20 year window to enjoy.

9.9