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2016 Domaine Font De Michelle Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France

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"This is the principal cuvee of Domaine Font de Michelle. The vines used for the elaboration of this cuvee are, on average, 45 years old. The blend of grape varieties consists ...

  • 97 Decanter
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About

97

"This generously contoured Châteauneuf-du-Pape is dark black-red in colour, with lazy but very complex aromas which merit a good swirl to tickle them out of the glass. Once tickled, you'll find earth, spice, herbs, warm stones and ample meaty flesh. On the palate, the wine is generous and mouthfilling, almost sweet at first sip, but later meaty and rich, long and resonant, satisfying, finally profound. All the complexity of a great blend and a great terroir come together here. There is, though, nothing overblown, hot, kinky or baroque in this traditionally styled rendition; the wine has soft, fresh acidity to lift it and support it; the tannins are fine-grained; its alcohol is well-incorporated; and it finishes both clean and drinkably fresh. "

Product Description:

"This is the principal cuvee of Domaine Font de Michelle. The vines used for the elaboration of this cuvee are, on average, 45 years old. The blend of grape varieties consists of: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% other grape types such as Cinsault, Counoise, Terret or Muscardin." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 108918
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

97 - Decanter

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault, Counoise
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, musk, violet, oak, smoke, toast, citrus, pear, minerality and acidity
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar, dust, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, citrus, floral and pear