2016 Bosquet des Papes "A la Gloire de Mon Grand Père" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1358782 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

 I was questioning if the top cuvées were worth the money after tasting the traditional cuvée from winemaker Nicolas Boiron, then I tasted his 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père and decided that, yes indeed, the special cuvées in 2016 can certainly be worth the uptick in price. Based almost exclusively on Grenache (there‚Äôs a splash of Cinsault and Clairette) sourced from the La Gardiole lieu-dit and aged mostly in demi-muids, this heavenly beauty offers awesome notes of garrigue, toasted spices, flowers, licorice and loads of sweet Grenache fruit. Voluptuous, flamboyant, and sexy, yet also elegant and seamless, with a weightless texture, this is Grenache at its finest and is going to knock your socks off over the coming 10-15 years.  (8/2018)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 There are 10,000 bottles of the stunning 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Père, which is good news for lovers of 100% Grenache. Drawn from a single parcel in the lieu-dit of Gardiole (mostly sandy soils), half of the fruit was destemmed. It's full-bodied and concentrated but silky and refined, with scintillating purity of cherry and raspberry fruit, backed by crisp acids and enlivening hints of orange zest on the long, reverberating finish. (JC)  (8/2018)

93-95 points Vinous

 Brilliant ruby-red. A highly perfumed nose evokes ripe red and dark berries, candied flowers, licorice and white pepper, and a subtle mineral overtone adds vivacity. Juicy and concentrated on the palate, offering gently sweet cherry, black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that spread out and become livelier on the back half. Closes supple, sweet and extremely long; slow-building tannins add shape and grip. (JR)  (7/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Sublime, with a huge core of warm cassis flavors infused with black tea, singed mesquite, warm anise, blood orange and raspberry pâte de fruit notes. Ample grip provides balance but is completely embedded in the fruit, resulting in a long, beguiling feel through the finish. (JM)  (11/2018)


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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape