1998 Clos du Mont-Olivet "Cuvée du Papet" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1012742 94 points Wine Spectator

 Dark and smoky, with bacony toast, cedar, mesquite grilled beef and chestnut notes leading the way for a core of solid currant and plum fruit. Shows some brawn, along with a gamy hint, on the rich, dark fruit-filled finish. Approachable now, but a little more cellaring won't hurt. (JM)  (9/2007)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright red-ruby, darker than the normale Deep, fresh, highly complex nose combines raspberry, meat, iron and pepper ("a great wine to serve with game," notes Sabon). Huge, lush, smooth and deep; a step up from the basic cuvee in concentration, length and grip. Very dense but utterly seamless, with wonderfully restrained sweetness. Finishes with palate-saturating but very fine tannins and superb length. "Wait at least ten years to drink this," Sabon advises. This is from 100-year-old Grenache vines planted on clay and chalk soil in the lieu-dit Mont-Olivet, with about 5% to 10% Syrah and a bit of Mourvedre added "for our pleasure," according to Sabon. 93+ (ST)  (1/2001)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This wine exhibits a dark plum/ruby color, with hints of garrigue, new saddle leather, tapenade and kirsch, but it shuts down tight in the mouth. It is medium to full-bodied, has weight, purity, and richness... (RP)  (6/2010)

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape