2004, Clos Mont Olivet, Chateauneuf Du Pape Papet

Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2014-2024

Critic: Jeb Dunnuck

Tasted: 27-Feb-2014

More dense and concentrated, the superb 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Du Papet checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvedre. Fermented with close to 70% whole clusters and aged in both concrete and foudres, it exhibits classic black fruits, roasted herbs, black licorice, olive and garrigue to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Beautifully textured, with solid mid-palate depth, it s a classic Chateauneuf that will continue to drink nicely for another decade.