The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf du Pape. This family built up its domain through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the appellation association in 1904.
The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bounds and family connections over the years. The last representative of this family, Emmeline Latour, died on 23rd April 2001.
Godmother of Florence and Jean-Baptiste Quiot, she bequeated them this wonderful domaine
- FRA - Rhône
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. Rating 90+ Drink : 2014-2043 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (OCT/2012)
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. Rating 90 - Tanzer, International Wine Cellar 2013
Winery 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
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
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, Outstanding - IWSC 2015
Silver Medal, IWC 2015
Silver Medal, Decanter 2015