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Châteauneuf du Pape, Le Plateau, 2016


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Mont Redon
Region: Rhône
Appellation: Châteauneuf du Pape
Grape Variety: Grenache/Syrah

Châteauneuf du Pape, Le Plateau, 2016

10 cases
Equiv. £195.00 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Sheer nobility. Utterly effortless in structure. Classy, creamy dark hedgerow fruit roll across the palate with notes of limestone and spice adding interest. Stylish, deep and composed. A class act indeed. A 65% Grenache 35% Syrah blend, the Mourvedre being omitted this year, not quite fitting the profile or quality Pierre Fabre was looking for. The estate has always been envied for its holdings on the Plateau of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, considered one of the greatest terroir in the region. This is a selection from the best spots within the Plateau, amounting to an 850-case production. It is made in the same way as the other wines, gently extracted but with an extra 6 months in mainly used oak barrels – 18 months in total.

“Deep garnet. Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry and cherry preserves, candied flowers, mocha and incense are enlivened by a smoky mineral flourish. Alluringly sweet and incisive, offering vibrant, densely packed red fruit preserve, cherry cola, candied lavender and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily with aeration. Shows superb detail and minerally thrust on a strikingly long, seamless finish that features polished tannins and lingering five-spice powder and floral notes. This is the first vintage for this bottling – there's not much of it – and the fruit was drawn from the estate's oldest vines, which were planted in 1923." Drinking window: 2025 – 2037. 97 points. Josh Raynolds. Tasting date: August 2021.

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