Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge

AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône

Created in 1880, the 'Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes' is an iconic wine from the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. The story began when Edouard Amouroux obtained the famous plot of Syrah vines, through his marriage, located at the place known as Tresquoy. The property owes its name to the oratory dedicated to St Mark which stands on the edge of the plot. This terroir's great quality helped this wine to quickly become a leading product of the appellation.

Tasting Notes

Appearance : The robe is frank with blue-toned colours. Nose : The nose unveils burlat cherry and fig aromas with spices such as nutmeg, with cocoa and morello cherry eau de vie notes. Palate : The palate carries silky tannins. A freshness in the mouth, combined with complex red fruits, gentle spices and smoky notes.

Poultry with truffles.

Complete de-stemming, partial crushing depending on the grape, the plots and the level of maturity. Part of the Syrah and Cinsault is cold pre-fermented at 8°C for 4 days. The other grapes are put into vats and fermentation takes place between 22 and 24°C in order to achieve a slower fermentation, encouraging varietal and aromatic extraction over tannic extraction. Post-fermentation maceration was carried out at between 26 and 28°C in 2014. Extraction is carried out by gentle pump-overs and release to ensure extraction of the finest tannins.  Aged 12 months in oak barrels.

80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

  • 86

    points

    Wine Advocate, August 2019

    "Based on my tastings, 2017 wasn't an easy year for Ogier. The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes comes across as herbal and a bit tomato-like, lacking fruit and richness. It's medium to full-bodied, with decent cherry fruit on the palate, but there's a soft, low-energy finish and some drying tannins. Drink it over the near term."

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  • 91

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    Wine Spectator, November 2020

    "Stylish, with tea, blood orange and incense notes framing the core of dried cherry and raspberry fruit. A cedar spine curls through the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2027. 8,333 cases made, 2,917 cases imported."

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  • 92

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    Wine Advocate, March 2020

    "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Clos de l'Oratoire offers up warm plums, fresh blackberries and blueberries with hints of cigar box, pencil lead and charcuterie. Medium-bodied, the palate has great density with loads of earthy accents and a firm, fine-grained framed, finishing with a compelling herbal lift."

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  • 94

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    Wine Enthusiast, February 2021

    "Initial notes of dried garrigue and crushed earth open into rich, ripe blackberry and black plum on the nose of this elegant red. A blend of 80% Grenache supplemented by Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault, it's a gripping, intensely black-fruited wine, with a firm mineral undertone. It needs a bit more time to meld, but should drink at peak from 2022 to 2030 and hold longer still."

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2017 Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge – Sales Sheet – 94 pts, Wine Enthusiast

2017 Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge – Sales Sheet – 92 pts, Wine Advocate

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