2016 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JD 95
  • WA 91

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, August 2017
A lovely acacia note leads the way here, with additional accents of honeysuckle, Key lime, white peach and mirabelle plum following quickly. The very bright, racy, mineral-fueled finish sets this apart from the... A lovely acacia note leads the way here, with additional accents of honeysuckle, Key lime, white peach and mirabelle plum following quickly. The very bright, racy, mineral-fueled finish sets this apart from the pack, with a long honeysuckle echo. Should age well. Drink now through 2027. From France. — J.M.
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, October 2017
I always find the white from this terrific estate to be near the top of the hierarchy in terms of quality, yet it’s made in a very different style than the likes of Beaucastel’s Blanc or the old vine Clairette from St... I always find the white from this terrific estate to be near the top of the hierarchy in terms of quality, yet it’s made in a very different style than the likes of Beaucastel’s Blanc or the old vine Clairette from St. Prefert (or the whites from Vaudieu), and is more fresh, crisp and pure. Even from a hot vintage, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc offers a beautiful crispness as well as terrific aromatics of caramelized citrus, spice and apple core. Clean, vibrant and yet also concentrated, it’s certainly enjoyable today, yet won’t hit maturity until 7-8 years and will keep for a decade or more after that.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2017
Vinified and matured in stainless steel to maintain freshness, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a crisp, medium-bodied wine that boasts aromas of pear and anise. Guava and white pepper appear on the palate, finishing... Vinified and matured in stainless steel to maintain freshness, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a crisp, medium-bodied wine that boasts aromas of pear and anise. Guava and white pepper appear on the palate, finishing clean and long. Either drink it young and fresh, or do as Paul-Vincent suggests and cellar it for 10+ years, when some honey, petrol and marmalade notes will develop. - Joe Czerwinski
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork