Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
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Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de la Charbonniere
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
Wonderfully well balanced wines that combine intensity and depth of fruit with finesse and elegance.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

Fresh violet, black-cherry and bramble notes perfume this supple, concentrated blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It's opulent but freshly composed rather than dense and brooding. Tannins are ripe but persistent and should meld beautifully through 2030.

Anna Lee Iijima, December 31, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Features the dense, dark, ripe profile of the vintage, with a core of steeped currant, fig and boysenberry fruit, supported by a dense structure, notes of dark earth, tobacco and bitter cocoa, and a long finish that ripples with latent energy. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Best from 2023 through 2037. 2,400 cases made, 500 cases imported.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2019
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Shimmering ruby-red. Powerful aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur and succulent flowers are joined by baking spice and mineral elements that build in the glass. Lively, spice-laced red berry and bitter cherry flavors display excellent clarity and minerally lift. Finishes with impressive energy, the silky tannins adding subtle grip to lingering berry and floral notes. Drinking Window: 2023-2032.

Josh Raynolds, December 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd92

Tasted out of bottle, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beautiful wine from this team that exudes elegance. Black raspberries, garrigue, flowers, and incense notes all give way to a medium to full-bodied, silky, beautifully balanced red that has sweet tannin and a great finish. This classic cuvée is 70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, mostly destemmed and aged in barrel and stainless steel.

August 28, 2018
Wine Advocate
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The recently bottled (three weeks before my visit) 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape was surprisingly open. It features delightfully ripe Grenache fruit that hints at stone fruit and milk chocolate, ample weight on the plate and a supple, easygoing personality. It should drink well for the next decade. Drink Date: 2018-2027.

Joe Czerwinski, August 31, 2018