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CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2016 AC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LA GRANDE GARDIOLE
Deep purple colour. Attractive, slightly spicy, very bright, ripe, plum-cherry purée nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, rounded, somewhat earthy, ripe, dark, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid gently cedary, sandalwood-tinged finish. This blend of 65% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 10% Cinsault has 14.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar. Has not appeared in Vintages before. TONY ASPLER / 90-points / TRY - Cedary, spicy, blackberry bouquet; medium to full-bodied, dry, firmly structured, earthy, blackberry flavour with herbal and licorice notes. CSPC 12983
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Toc Ade
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(92 points)
Ripe, Well Structured, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau La Grande Gardiole Vieilles Vignes is an unusual blend of 65% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 10% Cinsault, but it still tastes like Chateauneuf, offering hints of roses, tea and anise on the nose, then ripe black cherries on the full-bodied palate. It's bright and fresh on the silky finish, where more red fruits come into play. Drink date: 2019-2030. Score - 93 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Oct. 31, 2018) Price $ 48.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 8, 2020
Cases bought 149 (12 bottles per case)

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