2016 Domaine Durieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1403307 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The impressive 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault and 2% Counoise, all aged in concrete. It shows lovely cherry-raspberry fruit aromas, ample weight and richness on the palate and a creamy texture. The tannins are supple, and the finish is long, picking up hints of cola and dried spices. A solid choice for drinking over the next decade. (JC)  (10/2018)

89-91 points Vinous

 Deep red. Ripe red berries, succulent herbs and pungent flowers on the high-pitched nose. Smooth and fleshy on the palate, offering gently sweet, smoke-tinged raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a spicy touch of white pepper. Finishes on a bitter cherry note, displaying good persistence, gentle tannins and an echo of lavender. (JR)  (7/2018)

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By: Chris DePaoli | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2019 | Send Email
A modern take on Chateauneuf, this a hedonistic offering, loaded with fruit and generous notes of cola that drinks slightly too easily. The initial warmth doesn't fade at all through the palate, with a touch of allspice joining in the finish and silky tannin framing the entirety of it. A great dinner party Chateauneuf that any guest will be happy with.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape