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2016 Charvin - Chateauneuf du Pape
$65.99
750ml | SKU 77011
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Ratings and Reviews

Not yet bottled, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Laurent Charvin is a beauty, and I’d wager one of the finest to date. In addition, it has a vibrant, mineral-laced personality that I’m sure is loved by Laurent. As classic as it gets, with a rocking bouquet of black, black fruits, garrigue, crushed rocks, and pepper, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, remarkable concentration, yet also the freshness and purity that’s the hallmark of Laurent’s wines. I followed this bottle for two days, and it shut down with extended aeration, so I’d recommend trying a bottle on release and then hiding the rest for a good 4-5 years. The blend is the classic 82% Grenache, 5% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah, and the balance Vaccarèse and Counoise, fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged all in concrete tanks. Don’t miss this beauty.


Jeb Dunnuck - Jeb Dunnuck (95-97)

Charvin - Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 750ml
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate - 92-94+
Producer
Charvin
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape
Type
Red

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