Château La Nerthe
Les Clavelles Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2019
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
September 19, 2023

Aromatics reveal fresh cherries, green olives, musk and sandalwood. The palate impresses with musky, cologne-like notes, hints of saffron, bergamot and violets. Its huge and taut structure suggests cellaring until 2028 for a refined experience.

– Anna-Christina Cabrales
Château La Nerthe
Les Clavelles Chateauneuf du pape Rouge 2020
93 Points
May 2, 2023

100% grenache delivering notes of spiced cherries, raspberries, bay leaves and sweet spices. Full body with fine, firm tannins. Round and creamy with vanilla and bright juicy raspberries at the center. Velvety and creamy to the flavorful finish. Generous. Drink or hold.

– James Suckling
Château La Nerthe
Chateauneuf du Pape Les Clavelles 2019
94 Points
Wine Spectator
December 28, 2022

This has both polish and real character, with an alluring mix of crushed cherry, raspberry paste and spicy black pepper, plus violet and lavender highlights. Packs a pronounced thread of anise root and red tea that weaves throughout the svelte, lingering finish. Classy.

– Kristen Bieler
Château La Nerthe
Les Clavelles Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2016
94 Points
Wine Spectator Insider
June 9, 2021

Streamlined in feel, with sanguine, red tea and mineral notes in lockstep with a core of red currant, bitter cherry and blood orange flavors. Everything stays focused and fine-grained through the savory- and incense-flecked finish.

– James Molesworth
Château La Nerthe
Les Clavelles Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2016
96 Points
Wine Advocate
April 1, 2021

All whole-cluster fruit from a single parcel of old Grenache, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape les Clavelles boasts fascinating notes of cedar, due to its élevage in small oak, ripe cherries and strawberries, resinous herbs and dried spices. For a full-bodied wine, it’s remarkably light on its feet and elegant, framed by silky tannins and a lingering, intense finish redolent of strawberries, star anise and allspice.

– Joe Czerwinski
On-Line Assistant
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