The same Grenache-dominated blend as the base cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes comes from older vines and is released solely for the US market. It’s a step up and is reminiscent of the 2010 with its depth, concentration, and purity. Black cherries, kirsch, licorice, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this ultra-fine, beautifully polished 2016 that does everything right. Don’t miss it.
Rock-solid, with a core of plum and raspberry paste flavors infused liberally with blood orange, singed sandalwood and dried anise notes. The light chalky structure marries well with the fruit. (JM)
Lurid ruby. An expansive bouquet displays candied red fruit, potpourri and smoky mineral qualities, and a spicy nuance builds as the wine opens up. Palate-staining raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth and clarity and no rough edges. The floral quality carries through a very long, sappy finish framed by smooth, well-knit tannins. (JR)
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