2016 Clos des Papes Rouge (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
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Review Score: 100JD
Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, and garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. Hats off to vigneron Paul-Vincent Avril!

100 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)