Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015

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Two parcels on limestone soil have been kept apart in the Clos de l'Oratoire vineyard to create a wine, as delicate as it is rare, that will delight those in search of freshness and mineral character.
Category White Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThere's nice purity to this white, with green almond, mirabelle plum, white peach and verbena notes streaming through, backed by a hint of lemon curd on the well-defined finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,250 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2016
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateMade from equal parts Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne, with 10% Bourboulenc, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes Blanc offers classy, crisp notes of mint sorbet, citrus rind and green herbs in a medium-bodied, impeccably balanced package. It's a high class white that I suspect will drink well for 2-4 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 28, 2016
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastModest pear, pineapple and lemon oil scents mark the nose, while the palate suggests marshmallow, pear and melon. This is full bodied and slightly honeyed in style, with a long, plush finish redolent of ripe citrus. Drink now.

Joe Czerwinski, May 1, 2017