One of the most important producers in the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vincent Avril of Clos des Papes still resolutely makes but two wines, a red and a white (plus a little Petit Vin d'Avril, a Vin de France). It is also one of the few domaines to grow and employ all thirteen grape varieties. Very low yields are the norm here. A "gold standard estate", according to John Livingstone-Learmonth. For style, Vincent Avril looks north and his love of the wines of Burgundy.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £499.17
"Cinnamon-spice crossing on the nose, nutmeg also; this is a real Oriental do, has a background of plum fruit. The palate emphasizes a fresh, peppery being, has a little, swift gras richness with the pepper influences constant. It ends on mint, grain notably, licorice. It drinks well for red meats with a simple preparation; the gras shows some supple features on the finish. Has cedar and tobacco on the exit." John Livingstone-Learmonth
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