Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc le Clos du Belvédère 2016

Rhone Blends - White from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
WS 94
WA 93
JD 93
V 93
14.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337631

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$59.95
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750ml
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94 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely, with creamed yellow apple, white peach and mirabelle plum notes streaming through, laced with honeysuckle, blanched almond and butter notes. A light quinine thread ripples through the finish, adding length and contrast. Drink now through 2020. 201 cases made, 21 cases imported. (6/15/18)"

93 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The charming 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos du Belvedere is all Grenache Blanc, barrel-fermented and matured for eight months in used oak. The aromas are tight and citrusy, ranging from lime to pineapple, but on the palate the wine is honeyed, full-bodied and rich, with a long, briny finish. It should drink well for at least a couple of years. Drink: 2017-2020. (Oct 2017)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$81 list] Made from 100% Grenache Blanc, the special cuvée 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère is more fresh and lively, with vibrant citrus, lime and salty minerality flowing to a medium-bodied, fresh, beautifully pure white that has high acidity, solid mid-palate density, and a clean finish. It's going to be even better this time next year. (10/19/17)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Pale gold. Heady orchard and pit fruit scents are lifted and sharpened by suggestions of chalky minerals, honeysuckle and lemon pith. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering intense nectarine, pear and Meyer lemon flavors and subtle hints of honey and brioche. Picks up a smoky nuance with air and finishes impressively long and seamless, with resonating stoniness and excellent clarity. Drink: 2022-2028. (Oct 2018)"
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94 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely, with creamed yellow apple, white peach and mirabelle plum notes streaming through, laced with honeysuckle, blanched almond and butter notes. A light quinine thread ripples through the finish, adding length and contrast. Drink now through 2020. 201 cases made, 21 cases imported. (6/15/18)"

93 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The charming 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos du Belvedere is all Grenache Blanc, barrel-fermented and matured for eight months in used oak. The aromas are tight and citrusy, ranging from lime to pineapple, but on the palate the wine is honeyed, full-bodied and rich, with a long, briny finish. It should drink well for at least a couple of years. Drink: 2017-2020. (Oct 2017)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$81 list] Made from 100% Grenache Blanc, the special cuvée 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère is more fresh and lively, with vibrant citrus, lime and salty minerality flowing to a medium-bodied, fresh, beautifully pure white that has high acidity, solid mid-palate density, and a clean finish. It's going to be even better this time next year. (10/19/17)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Pale gold. Heady orchard and pit fruit scents are lifted and sharpened by suggestions of chalky minerals, honeysuckle and lemon pith. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering intense nectarine, pear and Meyer lemon flavors and subtle hints of honey and brioche. Picks up a smoky nuance with air and finishes impressively long and seamless, with resonating stoniness and excellent clarity. Drink: 2022-2028. (Oct 2018)"
Product SKU 337631
Producer Vaudieu
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Rhone Blends - White
Designation Vieilles Vignes
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 100% Grenache Blanc
ABV 14.5%
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