Maison Laurent Tardieu - Châteauneuf du Pape

Here is a Wine which gains more and more importance in our range. The fruit of a merciless selection, a meticulous attention, aiming at taking this Cuvée to the very Top. A juicy, pulpy, greedy Wine, which will delight the Amateurs… !

Presentation

The vintage
A Vintage shaped for Grenache, in the first place. Intense, engaging, deep colors… Bright fruit, striking structures, with a singular quality of the tannin... And the more unreal, as this is the most unlikely feature in this table, the pH… pH which is astonishingly low...
All in all, 2016 solves the problem of squaring the circle in the world of wine ! Wines which are “easy”, absolutely delicious to drink young, fresh, yet with a structure, a fleshiness, a balance, which promise them an unprecedented destiny…
Terroir
Plateau de Mont Redon, les Bédines, la Crau, Cabrières
Maturation
12 months in one and two vintages barrels - Allier et Tronçais. Then 10 months in foudre.
Winemaking
50% non destemmed.
Varietals
Grenache : 75%
Cinsault : 5%
Syrah : 20%
Technical specifications
Age of vines: Grenache: from 60 to 80 years, Syrah: 40 years. ans
Alcohol level (% vol.): 14,5% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Without fining and filtration.

Tasting advices

Serving tips
14°C
Decant 2 hours before tasting.
Tasting notes
Here is a Wine which gains more and more importance in our range. The fruit of a merciless selection, a meticulous attention, aiming at taking this Cuvée to the very Top. A juicy, pulpy, greedy Wine, which will delight the Amateurs… !

Reviews and Awards

89-91/100
"A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, the
sample of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape seemed slightly off, with
bruised-fruit aromas that distracted from the ripe black cherry
fruit and savory black olive notes. It's full-bodied and sturdy, with
what could be an interesting future.
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92/100
"A ripe, spicy and slightly earthy Châteauneuf with strong and composed oak influence. The palate has ripe-fruit flavors in the red-plum zone, cradled in taut, glossy tannins. Drink in 2020"
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91-93/100
"Vivid ruby. Bright, mineral-accented raspberry and lavender pastille scents show very good clarity and pick up a pungent garrigue accent with air. Offers sappy, penetrating red fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors and a spicy jolt of white pepper. The mineral note comes back on a persistent, subtly sweet, red-berry-dominated finish framed by smooth, fine-grained tannins."
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17/20
"Bright crimson. Really rich, vibrant and accessible on the nose (more so than, for instance, their Gigondas). Very charming with rounded tannins and an undertow of bloodiness. The Syrah gives this a bit of immediacy and freshness, presumably. Really interesting, though not one of the most concentrated 2016s from this stable."
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90-92/100
"Moving to the reds, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers terrific finesse and elegant as well as medium full-bodied richness, lots of darker berry fruits, spice, garrigue and toasted bread aromatics, and a forward, charming, front-end loaded style."
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