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2016 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles VignesBlend from France

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  • 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 94 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 Wine Spectator
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"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."

94 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"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."

93 Wine Spectator

"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. — JM"

Product Detail

Item # 107422
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

94 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 16.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint