Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de la Charbonniere|
Wine SpectatorFresh and lively, with lots of green almond, pear and white peach flavors liberally laced with verbena and acacia notes. A bright mineral streak and a twinge of star fruit add length and cut to the finish. Drink now through 2022. 486 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThirty percent of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, a blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne and 20% Clairette, was barrel-fermented and aged in oak, including a healthy proportion of new wood. That said, the wine remains fresh and lively. Yes, it shows some honeyed notes and rich texture, but it's focused by hints of lime and orange sherbet and some gingery spice on the long finish. It should drink well for a few more years. Drink Date:2017-2020.