2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1193843 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape continues to drink beautifully, and has never really shut down since release. Exhibiting loads of lavender, sweet black raspberry, cassis, licorice and garrigue-styled aromas and flavors, it shows the sweetly fruited, voluptuous 2007 style (Thierry’s father claimed that he’d never seen a vintage like this). This full-bodied, concentrated and layered Chateauneuf will drink nicely through 2027. (JD)  (8/2014)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A gorgeous, silky, perfumy style, with tea and incense leading the way for supple-textured raspberry, black fig and mulled currant fruit notes. A perfumy note weaves through the minerally finish, with very fine-grained structure. Stylish for the vintage. (JM)  (11/2009)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark red. Deep red and dark berry aromas complicated by rose, lavender and smoky minerality. Showing more richness and darker fruit character than it did from cask, offering sweet black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a mounting floral quality. Not at all outsized. Packs a solid punch and finishes with impressive clarity and length. (JR)  (1/2010)

Jancis Robinson

 Hint of animal and warm bricks on the nose. Then very complete and ripe and engaging. Great balance and integrity. Lots of real richness with tannins very well hidden. But definitely there in abundance. 18-/20 points (JR)  (12/2008)

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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