Duclaux Red

The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This family built up its domaine through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the Appellation association in 1904. The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bonds and family connections over the years. Domaine Duclaux is made up of old vines of which some are more then 120 years old and weren't replanted after the phylloxera crisis around 1880.

Story

The wine
Available.
Terroir
Soils mainly made up of river sand androlled pebbles. Terroirs containing alluvial soils, sand and stones in the lower vineyards and clay-limestone soil on the slopes.
Vinification
The grapes are partially de-stemmed and the varieties are pre-blended in concrete vats. Vatting time : 3 to 4 weeks. Vat-matured for around 24 months, part of which is spent in oak barrels.
Varietals
Grenache noir
Mourvèdre
Counoise
Syrah
Cinsault

Advice

Tasting notes
Deep garnet red colour. A very fruity nose with concentrated red berries, leather and liquorice. Great complexity and strength on the palate. Excellent persistence.
Food pairings
Serve at 16 to 18°C in large glasses. Red meat, game, stews cooked in a red wine sauce, spicy dishes and cheeses. Good laying-down potential.

Reviews

"USA - VINTAGE 2013 - Ruby-red. Cherry, blackberry and candied lavender scents pick up peppery spice and smoky mineral qualities with air. Supple red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, and bright acidity adds focus and spine. Supple-textured and nicely energetic for its heft; fine-grained tannins build slowly and shape the sappy berry fruit on the finish." [+]
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"USA - VINTAGE 2013 - Another modern styled effort from this estate is the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape Duclaux. A blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre that spent 24 months in concrete tanks, with a small part in barrel, it has solid ripeness in its cassis, black raspberry, licorice and vanilla aromas and flavours. Medium-bodied, polished, balanced and with excellent length through the finish, it should drink nicely out of the gate." [+]
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Argent
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SILVER MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'ARGENT
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87
"USA: VINTAGE 2011- Bright ruby-red. Jammy red fruit aromas are uncomplicated but appealingly primary. Ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Brisk, clean and slightly dry on the raspberry-inflected finish.
Rouge Rubis éclatant. Des arômes simples de fruits rouges confiturés qui donne immédiatement envie. Des saveurs de fraises et de framboises mûres remontées par une douce acidité et une pointe de poivre blanc. Le final est vif, net un brin sec sur des notes de framboises
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"USA: VINTAGE 2011- The star of the lineup, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine Duclaux is a
beautiful, possibly outstanding 2011 that gives up impressive blackberry, cassis,
spice and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, with great fruit and surprising freshness and
purity, it will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming 6-7 years. Drink now-2020.
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SILVER MEDAL
"Millésime 2011 - Vintage 2011" [+]
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MEDAILLE D'OR - GOLD MEDAL
"Vintage 2011- COMPETITION" [+]
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Argent
"1000 Vins du Monde VINTAGE 2011 - La Robe pourpre de ce 2011 est intense. Un passage en carafe s’impose pour libérer les parfums de pruneau, d’épices, de cuir et de tabac blond. La bouche, riche et onctueuse, à la structure enrobée laisse une impression de finesse et d’élégance" [+]
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SILVER MEDAL
"ASIA: Vintage 2011" [+]
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SILVER MEDAL
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92
"VINTAGE 2011" [+]
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"Vintage 2011 - 92 POINTS
The nose is aromatic and offers a small power as well as a fine intensity. It reveals notes of blackberry and iris associated with fine touches of cassis as well as hints of incense, truffle / undergrowth, tobacco and an imperceptible hint of Sichuan pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, slightly tight and offers a good definition, a fine / beautiful suavity, a beautiful juiciness, roundness, precision as well as elegance. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy blackberry, juicy black cherry and small notes of fleshy blackberry, graphite, spices as well as discreet hints of scrubland / roasted thyme, undergrowth / mushroom and a very discreet hint of leather. There is a very discreet hint of coffee on the finish. Tannins are fine and well-built. A beautiful, delicate and suave wine.
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SILVER MEDAL
"Vintage 2010" [+]
SILVER MEDAL
"vintage 2010" [+]
Rating : 90+ Drink : 2014-2043
"vintage 2010 - The Domaine Duclaux’s 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is also outstanding. It exhibits zesty
acidity along with lots of earthy, black truffle, black cherry, new saddle leather, roasted meat
and cassis notes. Unlike the Vieux Lazaret 2010, this full-bodied, structured offering begs for
2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades.
Jerome Quiot is one of the largest landholders and most influential political figures of the
entire region. He also owns a number of domaines and produces significant amounts of
Chateauneuf du Pape from his 125 acres of vines, most of it very good, often outstanding.
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GOLD OUTSTANDING MEDAL
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92 (Club 90+)
"Vintage 2010: Concentrated, mature garnet. Rich nose of spice, liquorice, maquis, condiments and jammy stone fruits. Power, fullness and generosity on the palate revolve around more of the nose aromatics. Rich core and an energetic finish.

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Rating 90
"Vintage 2010 - Vivid ruby. Ripe aromas of cherry, plum, cola and spices. Nicely concentrated and lively, offering bitter cherry and red berry compote flavors and a hint of candied licorice. Shows very good focus and energy on a long, sappy, penetrating finish that features slow-building, fine-grained tannins."