Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paul Avril Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2004

Date of Tasting: 2 May 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah
Alcohol: 15.0%
Origin: Rhone, France
Appellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Expect to Pay: ~ THB3,500
Chubby Score: 94/100
Value for money: 6/10
Professional Rating: WA - 95/100, WS - 96/100, ST - 94/100, JR - 17.5/20, DC - 19.5/20, CT - 93/100

Appearance: ruby
Aroma: spicy, earth, mocha, and cherry
Palate: fresh sweet raspberries and cassis with liqueur like structure. bright, deep, and well structured with depth and length of long haul. somewhat chewy and bold but silky smooth with integrated tannins.

Needless to express much. This is a great bottle to be in possession. It is showing beautifully now and shall be excellent for another decade. This is a masculine one with sleek move. A lovely piece of steak to go along shall surely be a compliment. Cheers!!!!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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