2016 Vaudieu Chateauneuf Du Pape 'amiral G'Grenache / Garnacha from France
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- 99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 97 Wine Spectator
99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Amiral G. is based all on Grenache and comes from a single plot of very old Grenache vines (all rolled stone soils) that was destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. Just screaming "Grenache!" at the top of its lungs with its sweet bouquet of black raspberries, candied violets, baking spices, and crushed rock-like minerality, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness and density, a weightless texture, no hard edges, and awesome length. It's a sensational, borderline perfect wine that has everything you want from a bottle of wine. Give it a year or three, and it's going to cruise for 15+.
97 Wine Spectator
A terrific young version, this is brimming with dark plum, boysenberry, blueberry and raspberry puree flavors that stream through, flanked by singed mesquite, black tea and warm anise notes. A graphite bolt lends support and drives the finish. The fruit is beautiful and approachable now, but this will cruise in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2040. 90 cases imported.
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
99 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|