Clos des Papes

Paul-Vincent Avril took over the running of the Clos des Papes estate and is considered one of the top Chateau-neuf-du-papes producers. 18 separate plot enclosures ensure variety across the harvest. The wine can be aged for two decades or more. This is an essential wine for any serious wine cellar.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,157.74
2006

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (94-97 )

Foudre #1 ("the fine one," according to Avril): Bright red. Intense strawberry and raspberry on the nose, with subtle garrigue and minerals adding complexity. Silky red fruit flavors show seductive spice and floral pastille qualities. Finishes with great persistence. Foudre #2 ("the tannic one"): Ruby-red. Bright red fruit aromas, with a deep undercurrent of licorice adding seriousness. The palate shows very spicy bitter cherry and dark berry liqueur flavors, chewy tannic grip and a long, vibrant finish. If this is Avril's idea of tannic in 2006, the final wine should be a supple beauty. Foudre #3 ("the concentrated one," from 80-year-old vines cropped at15 hl/ha): Inky ruby. Rich cherry and cassis aromas, with a deep tapenade quality adding complexity. Sappy, sweet and packing major dark berry punch, this clocks in at 16.5% alcohol, but there's no obvious heat. An approximate blend: "I hate doing this, but why not," said Avril, who doesn't believe that on-the-spot blends are accurate reflections of what winds up in the bottle. But this was his idea, not mine! Dark ruby. Powerful kirsch and blackcurrant aromas, with exotic licorice and fresh floral character expanding with air. Pliant dark berry and bitter cherry flavors carry through the long, sappy finish. A balanced, sweet powerhouse from this vantage point, with the concentration to age for at least a decade or two.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 1 94-97 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,157.74
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £836.87
2010

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99+)

Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, licorice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Massively concentrated, thick, rich and textured, it delivers a serious lashing of tannin, yet nevertheless is perfectly balanced, ultra-pure, precise and long. It's the quintessential Clos des Papes and will have 30+ years of longevity. Note, yields were a miniscule 16 hectoliters per hectare, so there's not much of this out there.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 2 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £836.87
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £752.14
2011

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

One of the stars of the vintage and coming from absurdly low yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied, seamless effort that exhibits copious kirsch, ground pepper, dried flowers and underbrush as well as incredibly fine tannin, great mid-palate concentration and ample length on the finish. Relatively forward by this estate’s standards, it will be approachable at an earlier age than normal. Nevertheless, it will have 20+ years of evolution and is an awesome effort in the vintage. Drink 2015-2030.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £752.14
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £509.91
2016

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 1x300cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £509.91
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,352.14
2016

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!
As per photos, slight damaged label bottle 4 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x150cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,352.14
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £610.07
2016

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £610.07
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £983.74
2017

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

One of the strongest wines in the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. As with the 2018, the blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it offers a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate (whereas the 2016 is more expansive and voluptuous), with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length. You’re going to want bottles of this in the cellar, and comparing the 2007, 2010, 2016, and 2017 over the coming two decades is going to be a treat.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 6 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £983.74
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £424.07
2017

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

One of the strongest wines in the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. As with the 2018, the blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it offers a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate (whereas the 2016 is more expansive and voluptuous), with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length. You’re going to want bottles of this in the cellar, and comparing the 2007, 2010, 2016, and 2017 over the coming two decades is going to be a treat.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 30 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £424.07
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £941.74
2018

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

A very refined, silky style, with subtle bitter cherry, damson plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, flanked by garrigue and sandalwood notes and ending with graceful rooibos tea and mineral threads. This offers understated luxury. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. — JM
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 8 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £941.74
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £424.07
2018

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

A very refined, silky style, with subtle bitter cherry, damson plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, flanked by garrigue and sandalwood notes and ending with graceful rooibos tea and mineral threads. This offers understated luxury. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. — JM
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 10 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £424.07
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £941.74
2019

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (12x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Bright and floral on the nose. The tannins are extremely fine, almost imperceptible, but very much present, giving the wine a strong base for long ageing. It's perfectly balanced, long and deep, resulting in a rich but surprisingly classic vintage of Clos des Papes considering the extreme conditions this year. Rich but bright, very complete and pure with no excesses. Vines are typically 30 to 40 years old, spread across 24 parcels. Matured for 12 months in foudres of at least four years of age.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £941.74
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £436.07
2019

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Bright and floral on the nose. The tannins are extremely fine, almost imperceptible, but very much present, giving the wine a strong base for long ageing. It's perfectly balanced, long and deep, resulting in a rich but surprisingly classic vintage of Clos des Papes considering the extreme conditions this year. Rich but bright, very complete and pure with no excesses. Vines are typically 30 to 40 years old, spread across 24 parcels. Matured for 12 months in foudres of at least four years of age.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 2 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £436.07
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £614.87
2019

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The medium to full-bodied 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts impressive concentration and richness, allied to terrific freshness and length. As I was tasting it, I kept shaking my head marveling at how this blend of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne achieved such a wonderful sense of balance. Hints of anise no doubt play a prominent role in achieving this, enlivening the melon and pear that form the wine's core, to be elegantly replaced on the finish by lingering notes of ripe citrus. Certainly this is one of the most impressive whites I can recall tasting from this benchmark estate.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £614.87
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £938.00
2006

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (94-97 )

Foudre #1 ("the fine one," according to Avril): Bright red. Intense strawberry and raspberry on the nose, with subtle garrigue and minerals adding complexity. Silky red fruit flavors show seductive spice and floral pastille qualities. Finishes with great persistence. Foudre #2 ("the tannic one"): Ruby-red. Bright red fruit aromas, with a deep undercurrent of licorice adding seriousness. The palate shows very spicy bitter cherry and dark berry liqueur flavors, chewy tannic grip and a long, vibrant finish. If this is Avril's idea of tannic in 2006, the final wine should be a supple beauty. Foudre #3 ("the concentrated one," from 80-year-old vines cropped at15 hl/ha): Inky ruby. Rich cherry and cassis aromas, with a deep tapenade quality adding complexity. Sappy, sweet and packing major dark berry punch, this clocks in at 16.5% alcohol, but there's no obvious heat. An approximate blend: "I hate doing this, but why not," said Avril, who doesn't believe that on-the-spot blends are accurate reflections of what winds up in the bottle. But this was his idea, not mine! Dark ruby. Powerful kirsch and blackcurrant aromas, with exotic licorice and fresh floral character expanding with air. Pliant dark berry and bitter cherry flavors carry through the long, sappy finish. A balanced, sweet powerhouse from this vantage point, with the concentration to age for at least a decade or two.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 1 94-97 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: £938.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £684.00
2010

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99+)

Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, licorice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Massively concentrated, thick, rich and textured, it delivers a serious lashing of tannin, yet nevertheless is perfectly balanced, ultra-pure, precise and long. It's the quintessential Clos des Papes and will have 30+ years of longevity. Note, yields were a miniscule 16 hectoliters per hectare, so there's not much of this out there.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 2 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £684.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £600.00
2011

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

One of the stars of the vintage and coming from absurdly low yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied, seamless effort that exhibits copious kirsch, ground pepper, dried flowers and underbrush as well as incredibly fine tannin, great mid-palate concentration and ample length on the finish. Relatively forward by this estate’s standards, it will be approachable at an earlier age than normal. Nevertheless, it will have 20+ years of evolution and is an awesome effort in the vintage. Drink 2015-2030.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £600.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £416.00
2016

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (1x300cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 1x300cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £416.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £1,100.00
2016

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!
As per photos, slight damaged label bottle 4 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x150cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,100.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £495.00
2016

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £495.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £793.00
2017

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

One of the strongest wines in the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. As with the 2018, the blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it offers a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate (whereas the 2016 is more expansive and voluptuous), with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length. You’re going to want bottles of this in the cellar, and comparing the 2007, 2010, 2016, and 2017 over the coming two decades is going to be a treat.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 6 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £793.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £340.00
2017

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

One of the strongest wines in the vintage is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. As with the 2018, the blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it offers a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate (whereas the 2016 is more expansive and voluptuous), with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length. You’re going to want bottles of this in the cellar, and comparing the 2007, 2010, 2016, and 2017 over the coming two decades is going to be a treat.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 30 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £340.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £758.00
2018

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

A very refined, silky style, with subtle bitter cherry, damson plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, flanked by garrigue and sandalwood notes and ending with graceful rooibos tea and mineral threads. This offers understated luxury. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. — JM
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 8 96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £758.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £340.00
2018

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

A very refined, silky style, with subtle bitter cherry, damson plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, flanked by garrigue and sandalwood notes and ending with graceful rooibos tea and mineral threads. This offers understated luxury. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. — JM
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 10 96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £340.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £758.00
2019

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (12x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Bright and floral on the nose. The tannins are extremely fine, almost imperceptible, but very much present, giving the wine a strong base for long ageing. It's perfectly balanced, long and deep, resulting in a rich but surprisingly classic vintage of Clos des Papes considering the extreme conditions this year. Rich but bright, very complete and pure with no excesses. Vines are typically 30 to 40 years old, spread across 24 parcels. Matured for 12 months in foudres of at least four years of age.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £758.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £350.00
2019

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Bright and floral on the nose. The tannins are extremely fine, almost imperceptible, but very much present, giving the wine a strong base for long ageing. It's perfectly balanced, long and deep, resulting in a rich but surprisingly classic vintage of Clos des Papes considering the extreme conditions this year. Rich but bright, very complete and pure with no excesses. Vines are typically 30 to 40 years old, spread across 24 parcels. Matured for 12 months in foudres of at least four years of age.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 2 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £499.00
2019

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The medium to full-bodied 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts impressive concentration and richness, allied to terrific freshness and length. As I was tasting it, I kept shaking my head marveling at how this blend of Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne achieved such a wonderful sense of balance. Hints of anise no doubt play a prominent role in achieving this, enlivening the melon and pear that form the wine's core, to be elegantly replaced on the finish by lingering notes of ripe citrus. Certainly this is one of the most impressive whites I can recall tasting from this benchmark estate.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £499.00

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