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Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 48514

JD100 RP97+ VN97

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah

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Critical Acclaim

RP97+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 31st Aug 2018

"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is full-bodied but balanced, with plenty of richness and concentration but also a certain paradoxical lightness. It offers complex garrigue and anise notes, a blend of cherry and raspberry fruit, a silky texture and a long finish that shows no sign of the wine’s 15.8% alcohol. For technocrats, the wine’s pH is 3.7, which is sufficient acidity to maintain a fine sense of balance. This lovely wine should drink well for at least two decades. Together with the 2015 and the 2017, it will be a compelling trio of wines to follow over the years." (97+ pts.)

JD100 Jeb Dunnuck August 28, 2018

"Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty’s deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won’t quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!" (100 pts.)

VN97 Vinous Dec 2019

"Lurid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry liqueur, cherry compote, exotic spices and candied lavender. Juicy, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering impressively concentrated and sharply delineated flavors of sappy red fruits, succulent herbs, spicecake and candied flowers that spread out steadily on the back half. Densely packed but also lithe in character, finishing with slow-building tannins that shape the exuberant red fruit on the extremely long, sappy and penetrating finish." (97 pts.)

France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU48514
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameClos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14%
BrandClos des Papes
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2016
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah
Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No