Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf du Pape 2020
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes|
Since 1859 Ogier shines from Chateauneuf du Pape to make wines of excellence and share the lifestyle in Rhone valley. In 2014 for its 155th anniversary Ogier purchases a farm and a magnificent terroir of safres next to a sensitive natural space the salty pond located on the municipality of Courthezon. at the heart of this protected natural ecosystem a new wine making center imagined by Didier Couturier will take place and will be the new cradle of our wines of excellence.
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Fresh, meadow flowers, lemon blossom and a nicely played, savory thread of pastry and lightly toasted biscuits. The palate has impressive tension and restraint, the acidity and tannins working smoothy and in unison, to deliver length and freshness. Drink or hold.
Deep shimmering red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied red berries, smoky minerals and licorice, and a sexy floral note emerges with air. Sappy, broad and sweet, offering intense black raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors that deepen steadily with air. Shows surprising vivacity for its richness. Finishes spicy, smooth and very long, with rounded tannins adding gentle grip.
Packs a warm rush of red cherry and cassis, with flashes of garrigue and crushed iron. This comes together nicely on the palate, with hints of smoked cedar and incense. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2028.
Moving to the reds, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape (80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) has lots of peppery, leather, and darker fruited aromatics to go with a medium-bodied style on the palate. It’s balanced, has present, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. Drink bottles over the coming decade