domaine de marcoux, chateauneuf-du-pape 2016

domaine de marcoux, chateauneuf-du-pape 2016
WINE ENTHUSIAST
95
JEB DUNNUCK
94

Critics' Scores

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    95
    Wine Enthusiast

    Crushed-mineral tones and heady garrigue mingle into rich, throbbing black-cherry and plum flavors in this wine. It’s a brawny, bigbodied red with a densely packed fruit profile and fine but fiery tannins. Hold till 2021. It should improve well through 2030. Eric Solomon Selections. Cellar Selection.

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    94
    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.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    93
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah, aged predominantly in concrete and foudre. Biodynamically farmed and traditionally made, it reached 15.5% alcohol, which shows a bit in the wine's size and slight warmth. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with bold black cherry fruit, hints of clove and cola and a long, savory-spicy finish. I'd opt for drinking it over the next 6-7 years.

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