2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Nerthe in gift box

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Nerthe in gift box

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2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Nerthe in gift box

Description

The final blend this year will be the usual cornucopia of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault; the Syrah now nearly achieving parity with the Grenache (and in terms of taste profile it’s certainly just as influential). Maturation has been 60 percent in barrel, 40 percent in foudre and the wine rejoices in classic ripeness and purity, aromatic and subtle intensity. An archetype from the modern end of the spectrum, its modernity is tempered by a robust respect for provenance and the dexterity of an extremely gifted winemaker. Drink 2019 - 2025.

Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd
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Critics reviews

Wine Advocate92/100
James Suckling93/100
Decanter93/100
Vinous92/100
Wine Advocate92/100
La Nerthe's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 7% Cinsault and 2% others. Aged in a substantial portion of new oak (20%), it shows hints of toast and vanilla on the nose, then plenty of concentrated cherry fruit on the palate. It's full-bodied and plush in texture, making it approachable now, but there's enough tannic backbone and length on the finish to think it will drink well for more than a decade.

Drink 2018 - 2030

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Aug 2018) Read more
James Suckling93/100
Up-to-date, classical style with alluring red florals, red berries and light, herbal accents. The palate rolls out plush, plump, dark berries in a silky, smooth chassis. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Aug 2018) Read more
Decanter93/100
Tank sample. Deep, ripe core of fruit and tannin punctured by a tremulous acid line. Vibrant, juicy blackberry and black cherry fruits, with a fragrant violet end. Light on its feet and very drinkable.

Drink 2019 - 2035

Matt Walls, Decanter.com Read more
Vinous92/100
Bright ruby. A highly perfumed nose displays ripe red fruit, lavender and woodsmoke scents that pick up licorice and allspice accents with air. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering sweet raspberry and spicecake flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Hangs on very nicely on the penetrating, appealingly sweet finish, which features velvety tannins and a hint of cola.

Drink 2022 - 2028

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (Apr 2018) Read more