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2016 Vaudieu Chateauneuf Du Pape 'amiral G'Grenache / Garnacha from France


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  • 99 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 97 Wine Spectator
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 04/30/2019



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.

Product Detail

Item # 108734
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape

99 - Jeb Dunnuck -

97 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit