2016 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde
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2016 Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde
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  • JD 95
  • WA 94
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • WS 92

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Reg: $69.94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2022

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JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
(95+ poins) The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Côte Ronde shows more density and power as well as length, yet doesn’t have the elegance that’s already present in the Juline cuvée. A big blast of blackcurrants, crushed rocks...   (95+ poins) The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Côte Ronde shows more density and power as well as length, yet doesn’t have the elegance that’s already present in the Juline cuvée. A big blast of blackcurrants, crushed rocks, herbs, and pepper notes give way to a full-bodied, fresh, edgy wine that’s going to need cellaring. As always, this cuvée is equal parts Grenache and Syrah that was destemmed and brought up all in new barrels.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
(92 - 94 points) Brighter and fresher than the 2015 version, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee la Cote Ronde spent 17 months in new oak without dimming its concentrated beam of cherry-berry fruit. There's a dusting of...   (92 - 94 points) Brighter and fresher than the 2015 version, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee la Cote Ronde spent 17 months in new oak without dimming its concentrated beam of cherry-berry fruit. There's a dusting of cocoa, but this full-bodied, supple wine finishes zesty and long.- JC  
VN 94
Vinous, December 2019
(raised in new barriques) Deep, bright-rimmed violet color. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruit preserves, potpourri, exotic spices, olive and cola that are complemented by a smoky mineral topnote...   (raised in new barriques) Deep, bright-rimmed violet color. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruit preserves, potpourri, exotic spices, olive and cola that are complemented by a smoky mineral topnote. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated yet surprisingly lively boysenberry, Chambord, licorice candy and vanilla flavors that pick up a sexy violet pastille element on the back half. The extremely long, floral-tinged finish shows sharp delineation and velvety, late-arriving tannins. This wine is doing a wonderful job of handling its not-insubstantial oak component. -- Josh Raynolds  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
In this wine, hints of aged balsamic and crushed minerals lend depth to sunny blackberry and plum flavors. It's a rich, concentrated wine with a bold, voluminous mouthfeel that's freshened by a tang of salt and chalky...   In this wine, hints of aged balsamic and crushed minerals lend depth to sunny blackberry and plum flavors. It's a rich, concentrated wine with a bold, voluminous mouthfeel that's freshened by a tang of salt and chalky, penetrating tannins. It should be at peak now through 2035. ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, November 2018
Ripe, juicy and still a bit compact, with a core of dark plum and blackberry paste flavors studded with licorice snap, fruit cake and sweet toast notes. Good energy and a flicker of garrigue keep this honest. Best from...   Ripe, juicy and still a bit compact, with a core of dark plum and blackberry paste flavors studded with licorice snap, fruit cake and sweet toast notes. Good energy and a flicker of garrigue keep this honest. Best from 2020 through 2030. — JM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML