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2016 Roger Sabon Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Olivets RougeBlend from France

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  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 92 Wine Spectator
  • 92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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93

"Made from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets is a winner in this great vintage. Blackcurrants, black olives, licorice, and peppery notes all flow to a ripe, sexy, opulent Châteauneuf-du-Pape that has terrific purity, ripe tannin, and a great finish. It's a no-brainer purchase."

92 Wine Spectator

"Juicy and ripe, with a delicious core of red and black currant and raspberry fruit that has delightful energy, studded liberally with anise, roasted apple wood and graphite notes. The long finish shows a tug of earth and a light floral gilding. Best from 2019 through 2030. 392 cases imported. — JM"

92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Tasted blind, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape les Olivets shows gorgeous aromas of purple raspberries and garrigue. Full-bodied and even a bit chewy, it picks up hints of mocha and licorice on the long finish. It's a blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each Cinsault and Syrah, matured in foudres and oak vats."

91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Bright violet. Ripe red berries and hints of musky earth and cola on the mineral-accented nose. Raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show good clarity, silky texture and a hint of white pepper that builds steadily as the wine opens up. The subtly sweet finish repeats the red fruit note while supple tannins add shape and gentle grip."

Product Detail

Item # 106290
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

92 - Wine Spectator

92 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Cinsault
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla and musk
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, game, tar and dust