Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes|
Ripe and enticing, with lots of white peach, green melon and yellow apple flavors laced with notes of shortbread and honeysuckle. A stony echo adds spine and length. Should unwind nicely. Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne. Best from 2021 through 2023. 1,666 cases made, 1,250 cases imported.
The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Blanc delivers clear, pristine notes of tangerine and lime on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, it's round and silky in texture, with a vibrant, refreshing finish. Drink it on the young side.
Starting with the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc, this pretty, elegant wine has lots of juicy lemon and grapefruit aromas as well as a touch of minerality, medium-bodied richness, and a light, clean, classy style that's ideal for enjoying over the coming 2-3 years. It's not a blockbuster, but I do like its balance.