2016 Les Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JD 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • VN 92

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Reg: $44.94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2019

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JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
A true gem of a wine, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in as 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and the balance a mix of permitted varieties. This classic cuvée comes from a multitude of sites throughout the... A true gem of a wine, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in as 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and the balance a mix of permitted varieties. This classic cuvée comes from a multitude of sites throughout the appellation and is partially destemmed and brought up in concrete tanks and demi-muids. Terrific notes of peppery garrigue, new leather, and sweet red and black fruits all give way to a silky, seamless, full-bodied Châteauneuf-du-Pape that has no hard edges and a great finish. The classic cuvées are so good in 2016, it makes you wonder if the more expensive special cuvées are worth it.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
A terrific example of this bottling, the 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition is a blend of 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and tiny amounts of Cinsault, Counoise and Vaccarèse. About 40% was destemmed in this... A terrific example of this bottling, the 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition is a blend of 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and tiny amounts of Cinsault, Counoise and Vaccarèse. About 40% was destemmed in this textbook vintage, the fruit coming from 40 different parcels around the appellation. Floral and raspberry notes emerge on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied but silky textured, ending on subtle shadings of Provence herbs and licorice. It's a relative bargain that's easy to drink now, but it should easily go a decade or more in a cool cellar. - Joe Czerwinski
WS 92
Wine Spectator, November 2018
Ripe and focused, with a beam of raspberry puree and plum compote that is carried by mouthwatering red licorice and singed apple wood notes. A bright blast of tobacco and floral details run through the finish, with fresh... Ripe and focused, with a beam of raspberry puree and plum compote that is carried by mouthwatering red licorice and singed apple wood notes. A bright blast of tobacco and floral details run through the finish, with fresh acidity pulling the elements along. Best from 2020 through 2030. – JM
VN 92
Vinous, July 2018
(VN 90-92 points) Vivid ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, peppery spices and incense expand with air and pick up a smoky mineral aspect. Palate-caressing, appealingly sweet raspberry and spicecake... (VN 90-92 points) Vivid ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, peppery spices and incense expand with air and pick up a smoky mineral aspect. Palate-caressing, appealingly sweet raspberry and spicecake flavors are joined by an exotic floral pastille quality that builds on the back half. Juicy, focused and lively in style, showing very good finishing clarity and smooth tannins that sneak up slowly. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2016