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2016 Chateau Mont Redon Chateauneuf Du Pape "Le Plateau"Blend from France


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  • 97 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Deep garnet. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry and cherry preserves, candied flowers, mocha and incense are enlivened by a smoky mineral flourish. Alluringly sweet and incisive, offering vibrant, densely packed red fruit preserve, cherry cola, candied lavender and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily with aeration. Shows superb detail and minerally thrust on a strikingly long, seamless finish that features polished tannins and lingering five-spice powder and floral notes. This is the first vintage for this bottling – there's not much of it – and the fruit was drawn from the estate's oldest vines, which were planted in 1923.

93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

‘A finished blend but still in tank at the time of my visit (this new cuvée spends 18 months in oak and then 18 months in tank prior to bottling), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape le Plateau comes from selected parcels of galets roulés on the plateau of Mont Redon. The blend is 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, and the result is a top-notch effort, boasting explosive aromas of cherries, cocoa and baking spices. Full-bodied, silky, rich and long, it's buttressed by the structural elements of the oak, without being swamped by wood at all. Drink 2020-2035.’

Product Detail

Item # 123686
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape

97 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

93-95 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar