Stunning! - Lowest Price: 2012 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Posted by Ian McFadden

"Stunning!" - Lowest Price
2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Benchmark - Don't Miss Vintage

2012 is a vintage that Southern Rhône fans should be very excited about.

As we've said before, it's close to a dream brew combining ripeness, acidity and tannic grip. Depth, substance and verve - it's all there in 2012.

Clos des Papes is one of the high points of the vintage.

It should come as no surprise that Clos des Papes just nailed the vintage. This has been the story all too often. The wines at this estate have gone from strength to strength for well over 30 years - it's a reference-point for Châteauneuf.

Clos des Papes has taken a firm stance against "super-cuvées." In other words, every year, all of the best fruit goes into their one cuvée - it is not siphoned off for multiple cuvées or held back for rare trophy bottlings.

The 2012 is a tour de force. Intensity is the key word. Think of layers of explosive, complex aromatics (thyme, lavender, rosemary, pepper, etc.) with saturating red fruits, beautiful energy and serious structure.

This is one of the most impressive and complete Clos des Papes to date. I'm very happy to be able to offer at such sharp pricing.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits