Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre & 5% Cinsault
94pts - Vinous Media, Josh Raynolds
"Limpid ruby. Sexy red berry liqueur, incense and candied lavender aromas are complemented by a smoky mineral aspect and a hint of baking spices. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry liqueur and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse and closes on a gently tannic note, displaying impressive focus and floral-driven persistence."
92pts - Wine Advocate
"The full-bodied 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% other permitted varieties grown in three different lieux-dits. Hints of garrigue, black tea and allspice accent raspberry fruit in this creamy, lush-textured offering that shows good depth and a long, velvety finish.
95pts - Jen Dunnuck
“I always love the wines of this estate, and unquestionably the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. About as classic as it gets, with tons of cedarwood, white pepper, kirsch, and blackberry fruits, it smells like a classic southern France street market. Full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated, with the purity of fruit that makes this vintage so special, it’s a blockbuster wine that’s already approachable yet will keep for 15+ years.”