2016 Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes - 750 ml

99
JD
Availability: In Stock
$87.95
Availability: In stock
Product ID
84073-750-AI
One of the gems in the vintage is the 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes, and it’s about as beautiful an example of old vine Grenache as I could imagine. Sporting a deep purple color as well as a huge perfume of blackberries, black raspberries, garrigue, crushed flowers, and exotic spices, it hits the palate with a wealth of fruit, a stacked mid-palate, awesome purity of fruit, and a finish that won’t quit. Made from 100% old vine Grenache from the sandy soils of the Cristia lieu-dit, aged in one-third new barrels, it has a certain accessibility even today but will be at its best in 2-4 years and keep for 15+. It’s the finest wine ever made by Baptiste and readers need to find bottles of this elixir!

Jeb Dunnuck
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Description One of the gems in the vintage is the 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes, and it’s about as beautiful an example of old vine Grenache as I could imagine. Sporting a deep purple color as well as a huge perfume of blackberries, black raspberries, garrigue, crushed flowers, and exotic spices, it hits the palate with a wealth of fruit, a stacked mid-palate, awesome purity of fruit, and a finish that won’t quit. Made from 100% old vine Grenache from the sandy soils of the Cristia lieu-dit, aged in one-third new barrels, it has a certain accessibility even today but will be at its best in 2-4 years and keep for 15+. It’s the finest wine ever made by Baptiste and readers need to find bottles of this elixir!

Jeb Dunnuck
Product ID 84073-750-AI
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France
Producer Cristia
Rating 99 JD
Region Rhone
Type of Wine Chateauneuf du Pape
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend
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