Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 93
WA 92
V 91
16.0% ABV
Item # 337630

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750ml
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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the reds and 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvèdre, the base 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty and boasts appealing notes of spiced red and black fruits, cedar, and garrigue. Full-bodied, ripe and undeniably sexy, it’s going to benefit from a year or three in the cellar and drink nicely for over a decade. Drink: Before 2028. (8/28/18)"

92 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The lush, fruit-forward 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a good introduction to the domaine's Grenache-dominated style, boasting copious amounts of cherry and apricot fruit. It's full-bodied and velvety in texture, with attractive hints of licorice emerging on the long finish. With its slightly more prominent acidity, it should drink well for longer than the 2015 or 2017 versions. Drink: 2018-2030. (Aug 2018)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Bright ruby-red. Pungent raspberry, cherry and garrigue scents are complemented by smoky mineral and licorice accents. Silky and concentrated, offering juicy red berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a touch of candied lavender. Shows very good depth, focus and solid thrust on a youthfully tannic finish that features a lingering cracked pepper note. Drink: 2021-2027. (Jul 2018)"
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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the reds and 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvèdre, the base 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty and boasts appealing notes of spiced red and black fruits, cedar, and garrigue. Full-bodied, ripe and undeniably sexy, it’s going to benefit from a year or three in the cellar and drink nicely for over a decade. Drink: Before 2028. (8/28/18)"

92 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The lush, fruit-forward 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a good introduction to the domaine's Grenache-dominated style, boasting copious amounts of cherry and apricot fruit. It's full-bodied and velvety in texture, with attractive hints of licorice emerging on the long finish. With its slightly more prominent acidity, it should drink well for longer than the 2015 or 2017 versions. Drink: 2018-2030. (Aug 2018)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Bright ruby-red. Pungent raspberry, cherry and garrigue scents are complemented by smoky mineral and licorice accents. Silky and concentrated, offering juicy red berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a touch of candied lavender. Shows very good depth, focus and solid thrust on a youthfully tannic finish that features a lingering cracked pepper note. Drink: 2021-2027. (Jul 2018)"
Product SKU 337630
Producer Clos Saint-Jean
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 85% Grenache, the rest Syrah and Mourvèdre
ABV 16.0%
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