Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne 2016

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

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750ml
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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)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Light green-tinged yellow. Aromas of fresh tropical and pit fruits are complemented by suave floral and mineral qualities that build steadily as the wine stretches out. Concentrated yet energetic in character, offering juicy nectarine, pineapple and Meyer lemon flavors that tighten up and take on a suave floral nuance with air. Shows emphatic mineral thrust and a touch of honeysuckle on a strikingly long, smooth, smoke-tinged finish that echoes the pit fruit note. Drink: 2022-2029. (Oct 2018)"

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)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Light green-tinged yellow. Aromas of fresh tropical and pit fruits are complemented by suave floral and mineral qualities that build steadily as the wine stretches out. Concentrated yet energetic in character, offering juicy nectarine, pineapple and Meyer lemon flavors that tighten up and take on a suave floral nuance with air. Shows emphatic mineral thrust and a touch of honeysuckle on a strikingly long, smooth, smoke-tinged finish that echoes the pit fruit note. Drink: 2022-2029. (Oct 2018)"

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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