Intense ruby robe with beautiful reflections of old rose petals. Frank and spicy with black pepper and licorice, surprising floral notes of grass and acacia, evolving onto more classic notes of strawberry, cherry and fresh blackcurrant, and subtle notes of camphor and menthol.The attack is frank and ample, reflecting the gourmand and delicate characteristics of the estate and magnificently held by fine tannins with a silky length, strengthened by the freshness of the menthol and scents of the garriques. Bright violet color. Sexy red berry and floral scents show good clarity and hints of star anise and olive. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering fresh raspberry and spicecake flavors that put on weight with air. In a round, approachable style, finishing with very good punch, soft tannins and lingering spiciness.
Since acquisition by Ogier in 2000, the reputation of Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes has grown across five continents, yet is still crafted in respect to a great heritage. The distinctive label, created in 1928, has remained unchanged to this day. A continuous quest for perfection has been honoured by the international press, making Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes a reference wine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and a presence in top restaurants and exclusive retailers.