Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 - The Grape Tray

Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

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Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016


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Winemaker Notes :

A traditional Châteauneuf, with figs, currants, and blackberry fruit framed by spice box and tobacco notes. Full-bodied with plenty of character and integrated tannins that lead to a fresh finish. Approachable now, but can develop in the cellar for the next ten years.

Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos du Mont-Olivet
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Jeb DunnuckThe finest base cuvée produced at this estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which is 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and the balance Cinsault, all aged in a mix of foudre and older barrels. Beautiful plums, blackberries, garrigue, and marine-like seaweed and iodine notes all give way to a pure, polished, full-bodied Châteauneuf-du-Pape that has integrated acidity and a great finish. It's a sensational classic cuvée that will keep for 2+ decades.

August 28, 2018
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Wine SpectatorSolid, with a ripe core of raspberry and plum pâte de fruit flavors that sparkles with detailed anise, apple wood and sweet tobacco notes. Has weight and depth, but the acidity is fresh, allowing this to stretch out through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 900 cases made, 500 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2018