Critic Review

Decanter 98/100

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, 2020 Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils

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£85.00
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A very Clos des Papes vintage,' says Vincent Avril, and I know what he means - a vintage that naturally delivers the kind of fresh, elegant wines that this estate is famous for. A tasting of several foudres point to a wine with natural, easy balance. The Mourvèdre is excellent here this year, and adds great depth to the fresh and delightful Grenache that has notes of black tea, black cherry and iron. Elegant and very fine. Drinking Window 2023 - 2042

DECANTER, OCTOBER 2021, SCORE: 98


"2020 Chateauneuf du Pape looked exceptional on this day, offering up scents of framboise and kirsch alongside dried flowers and Asian spices. Full-bodied yet weightless, silky and long, this is special stuff, complex and balanced."

Wine Advocate 96 - 98



55% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 5% others. Certified organic. Cask sample tasted at the domaine.
Fragrant and fine aromatically with cherry and kirsch notes. Palate rich, suave and supple, the Grenache component to the fore. Tannins really fine and integrated offering length and persistence and devoid of any aggression. Not the power of some vintages but elegant and pure in style. (JL)

Jancisrobinson.com 17.5/20

Country

France

Alcohol ABV

ABV 15.5%

Region

Rhone Valley

Sub-Region

Chateauneuf du Pape

Grape Varieties

Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Vivino Rating

Vivino Rating: 4.4

Producer

Food Match

Beef and strong cheeses

Colour

Red

Drinking Window

Drink 2023-2042

Vintage

2020

Closure Type

Cork
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Delivery Option Price Minimum Bottle Estimated Delivery
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£3.50 on orders under £60
No minimum bottle count required for this delivery type Within 1-7 days, normally next day.
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£7.95 on orders under £120
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  • FREE collection on any order.
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Critic Review

Decanter 98/100

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