2016 M.Chapoutier La Bernadine Blanc (750ml)

Grenache Blanc from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France


The long growing season of 2016 allowed Michel Chapoutier to produce a particularly opulent white Châteauneuf. Mostly grenache blanc, with clairette for acidity, the wine is cloaked at first in smokiness, with a richness and a seashell scent that point it toward white Burgundy. But give it time in the glass: Plump quince flavors well up, with notes of toasted almonds and marzipan. It lasts, the flavors as layered as a croissant, with a tight, salty minerality that keeps the taste buds salivating.

95 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2019)

2 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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