Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010Product #26676
Color/Type Red Country/State France Email Wines Q4 2012 (Oct-dec) Price $30 - $50 Producer Clos Du Mont Olivet Region Rhone: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Varietal Rhone Blend Vintage 2010
Surprisingly open and easy to enjoy already, the Sabon family's Chateauneuf-du-Pape has a fine track-record for developing beautifully with time in cellar. A screaming value at this price.
“Deep ruby-red. Ripe red and dark berry scents are complicated by notes of garrigue and licorice. Lush, sappy black raspberry and mulberry flavors are lifted by a zesty mineral note and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows good heft and finishes with sweet, clinging red fruit character. Lots of power here but this wine is carrying no excess poundage.”International Wine Cellar 91 points
“One of the first properties to estate bottle their wines (over 80 years ago), Clos du Mont Olivet is owned by a branch of the Sabon family, a name that is well-known throughout the village of Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition offers abundant aromas of Christmas fruitcake, cassis, kirsch, spice box, smoked game and charcuterie. The wine hits the palate with a thunderous display of sweet glycerin, rich, ripe fruit, some structure and a moderately tannic, long finish. It will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring, and should last for 12-15+ years.”Wine Advocate 91 points