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M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois 2016 750ml
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M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois 2016

  • wa95-97
  • ws96

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand M. Chapoutier
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
Intense red in color. Black fruits, blackberry jam. Unctuous, ample with warm tannins. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Wine Advocate
  • wa95-97

Not yet bottled, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois looks to be the star of Chapoutier's Southern Rhône collection. Cracked pepper, licorice and black raspberry notes sing loudly in this full-bodied, supple, creamy-textured beauty. There's a hint of warmth on the lingering, mouthwatering finish, which may limit its ageability, but this is so sexy and lush now, who could resist?

August 31, 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws96

Rich and alluring, with waves of steeped plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit rolling through, infused with Lapsang souchong tea, licorice root, sweet tobacco and fresh humus notes. Subtle incense and spice hints add detail on the finish, while the fruit gives a strong kick at the end. Best from 2021 through 2038.

November 15, 2019

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