Clos des Papes Blanc 2003
White wine

Clos des Papes, Blanc 2003

A welcome surprise that the nose has a good, low-profile coolness, with gentian and lemon peel present. Cosy richness on the palate; it’s well together, even reserved – the contrary of what might have been expected in this massive heat year. Rich and sustained. ‘Without Bourboulenc and Picpoul, it would have collapsed,’ says Avril.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2022 - 2036

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Southern Rhône

Area

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

John Livingstone-Learmonth

UK Stockist

Secondary market only