Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne 2016

Roussanne from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 95
DE 94
WS 93
15.0% ABV
Item # 332899

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95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussannes is a blockbuster made from a single parcel of old Roussanne vines. It was raised all in new oak, yet aside from a slight smokiness, you wouldn’t know it. Possessing a unique bouquet of buttered peach, pineapple, wood smoke and hints of meatiness, it deep, rich and unctuous on the palate, with fabulous mid-palate density that never seems over the top. With moderate acidity, I would opt for drinking over the coming 2-3 years, or after a decade. (10/19/17)"

94 points Decanter: "Honeyed pear and cashew notes, with a touch of honeysuckle in the background. Full-bodied, very rich and round, but dry and nutty in the mouth. The wine is matured in 100% new oak barriques, but the Roussanne takes to it well . The oak influence is clear but not overt. Some fine tannin on the finish contributes to the texture and long length. Powerful, and very fine indeed. 100% Roussanne. Drinking Window 2018-2028. Alcohol 15%. (Oct 2017)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$85 list] A ripe, lush, tropical style, with mango and papaya notes gliding through, inlaid liberally with warm butter and piecrust accents. Shows flashes of mirabelle plum and verbena for contrast on the finish. A hedonist's delight. Drink now through 2019. 28 cases imported. (6/15/18)"
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95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussannes is a blockbuster made from a single parcel of old Roussanne vines. It was raised all in new oak, yet aside from a slight smokiness, you wouldn’t know it. Possessing a unique bouquet of buttered peach, pineapple, wood smoke and hints of meatiness, it deep, rich and unctuous on the palate, with fabulous mid-palate density that never seems over the top. With moderate acidity, I would opt for drinking over the coming 2-3 years, or after a decade. (10/19/17)"

94 points Decanter: "Honeyed pear and cashew notes, with a touch of honeysuckle in the background. Full-bodied, very rich and round, but dry and nutty in the mouth. The wine is matured in 100% new oak barriques, but the Roussanne takes to it well . The oak influence is clear but not overt. Some fine tannin on the finish contributes to the texture and long length. Powerful, and very fine indeed. 100% Roussanne. Drinking Window 2018-2028. Alcohol 15%. (Oct 2017)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$85 list] A ripe, lush, tropical style, with mango and papaya notes gliding through, inlaid liberally with warm butter and piecrust accents. Shows flashes of mirabelle plum and verbena for contrast on the finish. A hedonist's delight. Drink now through 2019. 28 cases imported. (6/15/18)"
Product SKU 332899
Producer Vaudieu
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Roussanne
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 100% Roussanne
ABV 15.0%
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