Beg, Borrow or Steal: 100 Point 2016 Clos du Mont Olivet Châteauneuf-du Pape Rouge Cuvée du Papet
Posted on: 12/18/18 7:58 PM
You thought it was gone?
You thought it was impossible to find? Well, surprise … it’s your lucky day.
We went long on the 100 point, impossible-to-find 2016 Clos du Mont Olivet Cuvée du Papet! This wine is gold dust and sold out everywhere.
You know 2016 is the vintage for Châteauneuf. Many producers–including Beaucastel and Vieux Télégraphe– proclaim 2016 to be their very best vintage…ever! Here is the wine collectors all over the world are trying to get their hands and we’re opening the door for you to grab the last remaining bottles while you still can!!!
2016 Châteauneuf-du Pape Rouge Cuvée du Papet
“Another best to date, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet from Thierry Sabon is pure perfection in a glass. More powerful than the classic cuvée, with killer black raspberries, crushed rocks, garrigue, salty minerality, and iodine, it’s deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and sexy, yet has building tannin. It’s one of those iron fist in a velvet glove wines and continued to gain depth and richness every time I went back to the glass. Old-school, traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape doesn’t get any better, and readers should beg, borrow or steal to get a hold of this. Hide bottles for 4-5 years (or more), count yourself lucky, and enjoy bottles over the following 2-3 decades.” 100 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
More About the Wine
From original offer:
What to say? Clos du Mont Olivet is not only a store favorite, but one of Châteauneuf’s most heralded producers. Long held in high regard for their old school approach and reluctance to give into faddism, the wines have always been noble agers in many cellars. I’ve been to many a tasting dinner when an old Mont Olivethas been the somber star of the night, with its dried, earthy leather and garrigue notes all sumptuously wrapped around a core of supple, but exotic fruits.
Then again, with a legacy stretching back to the mid-16th century, the Sabon family has had ample opportunity to hone their craft. Moreover, with holdings in some of the most important vineyards of the appellation – La Crau, Le Pied-de-Baud, Montalivet, and Les Gallimades – and an average vine age of 60+ years, they are more than well positioned to take advantage of this heritage.
“One of the benchmark producers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape…the consistent results have always been classic Châteauneuf-du-Papes that stand the test of time.” – Robert Parker
“Clos du Mont Olivet, which is now run by Thierry Sabon, is a brilliant estate that fashions traditional, age-worthy Châteauneuf du Papes that have incredibly broad drink windows.”– Jeb Dunnuck
Don’t miss you last shot to get this brilliant and highly collectable wine!
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