The deepest colored of the trio and a true “Wow” wine, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Folie is 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that was completely destemmed and brought up 10% new barrels, with the balance in demi-muids. An insane bouquet of black cherry liqueur, blackberries, crushed rocks, and pepper garrigue gives way to a full-bodied, incredibly polished, seamless Grenache. This beauty does everything right and possesses a vibrant, sexy texture, no hard edges, and a blockbuster finish. It will most likely merit a triple-digit score in a few years and cruise for a decade or more.
The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape la Folie is a special cuvée that has only been made three times: in 2007, 2015 and 2016. As Nicolas Boiron points out, it's a "modern style" of Châteauneuf, completely destemmed and aged in demi-muids and barriques, with a fair proportion of those barrels being new. Mocha cedar notes mark the nose at this early age, while the flavors resemble caramelized cherries and baking spices. Full-bodied, rich, creamy and undeniably plush, it's still recognizable as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, showing velvety hints of chocolate on the long finish. The assemblage is 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. (JC)
Bright violet. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, sandalwood and potpourri; a smoky mineral element adds vivacity. Offers sweet, palate-coating black raspberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors, along with suggestions of cola and white pepper that build slowly on the back half. Delivers a compelling blend of richness and energy and finishes with superb clarity and fruit-driven persistence. (JR)
100 year old vines. The Mourvèdre and Grenache come through in equal measure on the nose, as scrubland herbs, liquorice and blueberries. It's full-bodied, concentrated, very fresh and vivid on the palate, all well balanced with shining acidity. The small degree of new oak is perceptible but plays only a minor role, just adding a little spice. Quite a contemporary style, polished and vivid, more for drinking young that keeping. (MW)
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