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2004 Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

Wine Notes

Grapes sourced from old vines.This producer also makes a white wine. Ensure your merchant has the color you are looking for.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $50   From: $36   To: $60

Search Rank 1825 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1825th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 2717th

Score: 87   When to drink: 2007+
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
92/100    
92/100    
16/20   2007+
14.5/20    
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Price History for 2004 Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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Grape Variety

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties that might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the "four Cs": Carignan, Cinsaut, ...more


Region
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a historic town near the city of Avignon, in France's southern Rhone Valley. It is famous for its powerful, full-bodied, spicy red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhone trio of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. An impressive 18 grape varieties can be used to make Chateauneuf wines but, in practice, these three grapes make up the vast majority of the appellation's red wines. The vineyards here also produce white wines – just as powerful as the reds, and based on the rustic southern French varieties ...more

  • The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more

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