2016 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

2016 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Year: 2016
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 95-97
Jeb Dunnuck 94-97
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No surprise, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape takes the quality of the Coudoulet and ratchets it up a notch (or two!). I tasted the preliminary blend from foudre and was blown away by its potential. At 35% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault and 10% other permitted varieties, it shows amazing purity in its scents of dark fruit and licorice, richness and weight without any excess of alcohol and a finish that goes on and on.  Wine Advocate 95-97

Moving to the reds, I was able to taste all of the components of the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape and this will unquestionably be another terrific vintage from this estate. All of the samples had inky, purple colors, classic aromatics, good acidity and freshness, and balanced profiles. The Mourvèdre, in particular, was beautiful.

Jeb Dunnuck 94-97


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