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Ogier Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rougetext
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Ogier Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2009

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceOgier makes more of restrained style of Châteauneuf-du Pape with fresh clean fruit as the hallmark. In the case of the 09 you can smell the strawberry/raspberry fruit with a touch of confiture flecked with liquorice, pepper and those pesky garrigue notes. The attack is supple with well-managed, soft tannins and plenty of ripe orange, raspberry, black cherry fruit with a stony mineral undercurrent that balances off the fruity notes. You can drink this now with lamb chops or cellar a decade. Well done.Tasted: 18 January 2013Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 50.00 AB 44.00 NB 44.00 ON 40.00 MB 45.00 NS 52.00 SK 40.00 QC 44.00 NS 48.00 Producer: OgierDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvèdre - CinsaultCSPC: 619197UPC: 00714320142509