Clos Des Papes   Chateauneuf du Pape

2010 Chateauneuf du Pape

By Clos Des Papes

2010 Chateauneuf du Pape from Clos Des Papes, Rhone, Rest of the World

Opening a bottle of 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape from Clos Des Papes is like opening a time capsule that immediately transports you to the bucolic vineyards of the Rhone region - a testament to the vibrant wine palette that France generously offers to the world.

 

Immerse in a Refined Taste

The vintage tells its own unique tale; the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape from the esteemed Clos Des Papes encapsulates the collaboration between nature, terroir and an astoundingly meticulous winemaking process. It beckons intrigue with unprecedented layers of complexity and character. As you delve deeper, you’d register notes of prunes, violets, and olives—indicative of this variety’s old-world charm and diversity.

Beneath its vibrant ruby halo lies an explosive burst of latent energy—ripe red fruit melding with earthy undertones—a splendid sensory sonnet that embodies the virtues of the 2010 season. The masterful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes presents us with an ensemble performance as elegant as a Stradivarius trio.

 

Investable Elixir: 2010 Fires up the Stage

In the dynamic realm of fine wine investment, a profound understanding is required regarding the subtle variations from one vintage to another. Weather fluctuations in 2010 across the Rhone region endowed vintners with an astonishingly balanced yield; temperate yet sun-soaked days gracefully danced hand-in-hand with cool star-striped nights, creating idyllic conditions for grape-full maturation.

Despite embracing its tenth year, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape from Clos Des Papes showcases an invigorating vivacity and profound depth that has continuously evolved in the bottle. This vintage embodies a sound choice for diversifying a savvy investor's portfolio, for not only does it offer an experiential indulgence, but also as a fine wine from a distinguished year, it bears compelling potential for future value appreciation.

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape from Clos Des Papes stands as a profound testament to a superb vintage, enrapturing aficionados and investors alike with its multi-faceted charms. A liquid epitome of the Rhone terroir, it is undeniably heeding the call of time, maturing with grace and gusto to create an opus that not just twirls on the tongue but dances in the halls of investment opportunity.

Market price (GBP)

£1,510.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

79.47

Scores and tasting notes

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.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 13 September 2015

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