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2020 Clos du Mont Olivet French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Clos du Mont Olivet 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape

Winery: Clos du Mont Olivet

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateauneuf du Pape"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 78% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre & 3% Cinsault

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $53

Cases produced: 1,250

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: April 9, 2023

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine from Châteauneuf du Pape is a great value from this storied region. It opens with a black plum bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, quite smooth and savory. The flavor profile is a black plum and crushed stone minerality with notes of black tea and black olive. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins are nicely sustained. I would pair this very good CDP with a grilled flat iron steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A beautifully traditional Châteauneuf that shows notes of kirsch, fig, black currants, black pepper, and herbs de Provence. Very complex, with a silky texture and ripe tannins that scream poise and class. Delicious now, but with another 30+ years ahead of it as well.

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