Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
2020 Clos des Papes Rouge is a very balanced, fine vintage with great freshness, silky tannins and good length in the mouth. It has less power than 2019 but certainly more elegance with a beautiful length and freshness about it. The flavours are more of red cherries and kirsch (as opposed to the darker, ‘Mourvèdre’ character of 2019) and it is smooth and supple with great length. This is very much a ‘classic’ Clos des Papes vintage with its fresh, sophisticated character. It is a great vintage and one that will be able to be enjoyed over many years to come.