2016 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape

$64.95
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Fun fact: Like Marcoux’s VV, this wine is also made with very old vines, from 50-110 years old, from 13 different sites. It’s just gorgeous in 2016, “a bigger, richer wine and offers lots of ripe black cherry, currants and garrigue aromatics, full-bodied richness, substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish.” – Jeb Dunnuck

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah
Alcohol %:
15.5%
SKU #:
1WMAR16IR3CDP
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Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape weighs in at 15.5% alcohol by volume yet doesn't show any heat. Blueberries, spice, cherries and stone fruit come in full-bodied, velvety waves and finish rich and long. This looks to be a stellar effort while the fruit lasts.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Noticeably darker in color than the 2015, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a bigger, richer wine and offers lots of ripe black cherry, currants and garrigue aromatics, full-bodied richness, substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish. This 2016 checks in as 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah, aged primarily in concrete, yet with 10% in oak tanks. Buy a case, you won’t regret it.