2016 Xavier Vins Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge
65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah
What The Critics Say
92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, aged in a mix of concrete and wood vessels. Ripe stone fruit, raspberries and cherries cascade across the palate, framed by creamy-supple tannins and mouthwatering acids. While approachable now, there's enough structure to warrant cellaring for up to a decade. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." Drink 2018 - 2028
91/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
"Glistening violet. Deeply perfumed dark fruit liqueur, incense and allspice scents show impressive clarity and pick up a smoky mineral element with air. Sappy, appealingly sweet and concentrated, offering spice-laced black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of cured meat. Closes on a repeating mineral note, displaying sharp focus, chewy tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence." Drink 2019 - 2031
16.5+/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming
"Toasty aromas plus cooked black fruits. Lovely lifted floral aroma on the palate, bold fruit flavours on the mid palate and a light herby character lingering on the finish. Good stuff! This is boldly flavoured but not too heavy, with nuance and delicacy. (RH)." Drink 2018 - 2034
|Variety||Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend|
|Maturity||2018 - 2034|
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