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Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 47682

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Grenache, Syrah

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Critical Acclaim

RP94 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 31st Aug 2018

"The assemblage for the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is the same as for the “regular” Châteauneuf-du-Pape, at 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and the rest a blend of Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Vaccarèse. The difference is that the Grenache in this wine was planted in 1905. And what a difference that makes. This is dark, plummy and rich but still vibrant and fresh. Full-bodied, velvety and intense, it boasts a super finish, again loaded with intriguing notes of licorice and spice. At around $50 (I’ve seen it online for as little as $40 to $45), this is a superb value in the overall scheme of CdP." (94 pts.)

JD95 Jeb Dunnuck August 28, 2018

"The same Grenache-dominated blend as the base cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes comes from older vines and is released solely for the US market. It’s a step up and is reminiscent of the 2010 with its depth, concentration, and purity. Black cherries, kirsch, licorice, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this ultra-fine, beautifully polished 2016 that does everything right. Don’t miss it." (95 pts.)

SP93 Wine Spectator Oct 31, 2018

"Rock-solid, with a core of plum and raspberry paste flavors infused liberally with blood orange, singed sandalwood and dried anise notes. The light chalky structure marries well with the fruit. Best from 2020 through 2033. 870 cases imported." (93 pts.)

France

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More Information
SKU47682
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameClos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume16%
BrandClos Saint Jean
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2016
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)Grenache, Syrah
Wine - Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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