Châteauneuf du Pape 2016Regular price $680.00
Region: AOC: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
Size: 750 ml
Grapes: 44% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 24% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault, 2% Others
Enjoy at 16–18˚
"Blackberry and black-cherry flavors are opulent in this rich, ample-bodied wine. It's intensely fleshy in fruit character but muted by hints of earth and savory spice as well as a whisper of violet. Ripe, finely woven tannins accentuate the immediate appeal but should structure the wine well through 2028." ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92pts
"La Nerthe's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 7% Cinsault and 2% others. Aged in a substantial portion of new oak (20%), it shows hints of toast and vanilla on the nose, then plenty of concentrated cherry fruit on the palate. It's full-bodied and plush in texture, making it approachable now, but there's enough tannic backbone and length on the finish to think it will drink well for more than a decade."
James Suckling: 93pts
"Up-to-date, classical style with alluring red florals, red berries and light, herbal accents. The palate rolls out plush, plump, dark berries in a silky, smooth chassis. From organically grown grapes."
Jeb Dunnuck: 94pts
"Deeply colored, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, and the rest Cinsault and other permitted varieties. With classic notes of currants, ripe black cherries, new saddle leather, and peppery herbs, it's rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with a pure, focused style that's going to age gracefully for 15-20 years. It's one of the finest classical cuvées I can remember."
About Château La Nerthe
Château La Nerthe is located in the heart of the Provence region in southeast France, about 80 km north of Marseille. It is a magical place thanks to its cellars dating back to the 16th century and belvedere viewpoint dominated by the 18th century chateau. Between Avignon and Orange, we find the breath-taking landmarks of Les Dentelles de Montmirail, Mount Ventoux and the Palais des Papes.
The vines spread over 92 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape appellation, parcelled into more than 57 plots and representing all the different terroirs of the appellation.
The Chateau is striking and unforgettable, nestled in its green park, like an island surrounded by 60 hectares of ancient vineyards that form one whole piece. Yet despite its majestic air, the Chateau has always been a welcoming place, inviting one to linger and discuss its wines.
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