Clos des Papes 1996 - Paul Avril - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Overall condition: Perfect
Do we still need to present the Clos des Papes to amateurs like you? This Châteauneuf du Pape has been owned by the Avril family since the 17th century.
The 32ha estate is spread over 24 certified organic plots since 2011. These plots offer diversified terroirs; rolled pebbles of course (you know the large pebbles which capture heat during the day to release it at night), sand and gravel. Red wines represent 95% of the estate's production.
The vines are very old and renewed as infrequently as possible, the yields are therefore low but the concentration and aromatic complexity are enhanced.
WUAT's opinion: We really love the wines from this estate, the style is always very precise, fine, velvety but also concentrated in aromas. In addition, it ages beautifully. with age, finesse takes over in a more "Burgundian" style, but the fruit is still there and is constantly evolving, even thirty years later.
You can keep them in the cellar almost indefinitely.
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