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Clos du Mont Olivet Chat du Pape Cuvee du Papet 2006 750ml 2006
Sku: 29388
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $59.97

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Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet has a dark plum/garnet color and a rather provocative nose of sassafras, garrigue, root vegetables, kirsch, and roasted meats. The wine has some tannin to shed, but is deep, medium to full-bodied, as well as stylish and elegant. Drink it over the next 12 to 15+ years. (Oct 2008)

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Wine maker notes
First produced in 1989. the Flagship (jewel) of the estate and made only in exceptional vintages from our oldest vines of Grenache (the oldest were planted in 1901) with a compliment of Mourvedre and/or Syrah in varying proportions according to the vintage. All the varietals are fermented together and give rise to a wine both concentrated and elegant and with a great finish.

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The Clos La Coutale, a 60 hectares estate spreads over a stretch of land on the alluvial floor of the valley amid the meanders of the river Lot. Its soil is particulary suitable for vines, for it contains gravels, silicates and limestone clays. Because of the lie of the land, facing south-west, the estate is sheltered from the cold winds that blow from the ”Causse” region (an upland plateau), and consequently it enjoys a micro-climate which ensures that the vines and their fruit ripen fully early in the season. The vine-plants belong to the two types that are traditionnaly used in the making of the Cahors wine : COT or MALBEC. This is the basic vin-plant, 80%. Its round grapes, their thick skin, rich in colouring matter and in tanin, lend character to this laying-down wine. Merlot. Up to 20%, it tones down the youthful hardness of Cahors wine, and it improves the bouquet