Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 2017

Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 2017

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Winemaker Notes

A traditional Châteauneuf, with figs, currants and blackberry fruit framed by spice box and tobacco notes. Full-bodied with plenty of character and integrated tannins that lead to a fresh finish. Approachable now, but can develop in the cellar for the next ten years.

Blend: 70% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Picpoul Noir

Critical Acclaim

Decanter 95 Points
There's no Cuvée du Papet this year as yields were too low, so all that fruit went into this wine instead. Sourced from various plots across the appellation on a mix of soils, most of the fruit is fermented and aged in concrete. It has a mix of spice and flowers on the nose, leading into a full-bodied palate packed full of juicy, concentrated berry fruits. A vibrant acid line and mineral sheen bring remarkable freshness and energy to the tight tannic frame, coming to a crescendo - it's a really thrilling wine.

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points

Due to miniscule yields, there won't be a Cuvée du Papet in 2017. The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties. Always one of the benchmarks for traditionally made Châteauneuf Du Pape, the 2017 offers a complex bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, sappy green herbs, pepper, and olive tapenade. Complex and medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and brilliant balance, it can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years. There are roughly 2,500 cases produced, and it’s a terrific wine.

Wine Spectator 91 Points

This has an enticing core of mulled currant, blackberry and raspberry fruit, laced with singed alder details and backed by a sanguine echo. Flashes of garrigue and incense show on the finish. Drink now through 2032.