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1988 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #966012 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark More evolved, the 1988 Chateauneuf du Pape is still drinking nicely and exhibits notions of game, ground pepper, tobacco leaf, mint and rose petal. Medium-bodied, elegant and resolved, it’s another classic Chateauneuf from this estate that’s aging beautifully. I’m not sure if this estate produces one of the longest-lived Chateauneuf du Papes out there, or if it just seems that way due to the fact that they have such a fantastic library of old wines and I’m able to taste more of them! Nevertheless, Clos du Mont Olivet, which is now run by Thierry Sabon, is a brilliant estate that fashions traditional, age-worthy Chateauneuf du Papes that have incredibly broad drink windows. (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2014)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Classy and savory, with plenty of character. Has lots of cassis, herb and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with cassis, earth and berry flavors, tight, integrated tannins and a fresh finish.--Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. (JS) Inner quote mark (10/1991)

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