2016 Chateau de Vaudieu Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape L'Avenue
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Chateau de Vaudieu Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape L'Avenue
  • JL 98
  • JD 97
  • WE 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • VN 95

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Reg: $119.94

$94.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018
Garrigue and smoky red fruits kick things off in the nose. On the palate, the concentrated, wine is loaded with silky, elegant, fresh, sweet, ripe, pure kirsch notes that hold on to their spicy accent. Made from 100% old...   Garrigue and smoky red fruits kick things off in the nose. On the palate, the concentrated, wine is loaded with silky, elegant, fresh, sweet, ripe, pure kirsch notes that hold on to their spicy accent. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is layers of sweet, fruits, depth, purity and freshness going on here that makes you want to take another sip. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Chateau%20de%20Vaudieu%20Chateauneuf-du-Pape%20L%27Avenue  
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
97+ The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape L'Avenue is all Grenache sourced from a single parcel near the estate and aged 18 months in demi-muids. This deeply colored beauty boasts a huge perfume of black raspberries...   97+ The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape L'Avenue is all Grenache sourced from a single parcel near the estate and aged 18 months in demi-muids. This deeply colored beauty boasts a huge perfume of black raspberries, blackberries, dried flowers, bouquet garni, and sandy/loamy soil notes. With a powerful, concentrated, structured style, incredible purity of fruit, and tons of tannin on the finish, hide bottles for 3-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following decade or more.  
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
Baked black cherries and blueberries are shaded by leather, toast and spice in this rich, decadent Grenache. It's voluminous but not dense, expanding on the palate in creamy swirls. Fine, rigid tannins feel a bit bullish...   Baked black cherries and blueberries are shaded by leather, toast and spice in this rich, decadent Grenache. It's voluminous but not dense, expanding on the palate in creamy swirls. Fine, rigid tannins feel a bit bullish in youth but should meld by 2021. The wine should improve for another decade, likely much longer. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA  
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape l'Avenue is entirely Grenache from the lieu-dit Vaudieu, aged in demi-muids. Loaded with black cherries, cedar and vanilla, it's a full-bodied, plush sexpot of a wine. Velvety, intense, long...   The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape l'Avenue is entirely Grenache from the lieu-dit Vaudieu, aged in demi-muids. Loaded with black cherries, cedar and vanilla, it's a full-bodied, plush sexpot of a wine. Velvety, intense, long and layered, this wine has it all. If only there were more than 350 cases of this elixir. - Joe Czerwinski  
WS 96
Wine Spectator, October 2018
Intense, with a gorgeous core of crushed plum, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors, inlaid liberally with fruit cake, licorice snap and graphite notes. Fruit pumps through the finish while a graphite edge...   Intense, with a gorgeous core of crushed plum, boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors, inlaid liberally with fruit cake, licorice snap and graphite notes. Fruit pumps through the finish while a graphite edge lends support and a black tea hint checks in. Best from 2020 through 2040. – JM  
VN 95
Vinous, December 2019
Glistening ruby-red. Powerful red and blue fruit, floral pastille, exotic spice and incense aromas pick up a smoky mineral nuance as the wine stretches out. Fleshy and expansive in the mouth, offering spice- and...   Glistening ruby-red. Powerful red and blue fruit, floral pastille, exotic spice and incense aromas pick up a smoky mineral nuance as the wine stretches out. Fleshy and expansive in the mouth, offering spice- and smoke-inflected raspberry, boysenberry, lavender pastille and succulent herb flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes seamless, sweet and impressively long, with an echo of juicy red fruit and delicate tannins that add discreet grip. -- Josh Raynolds  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork