Chateauneuf Du Pape Magnum

2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Magnum Clos Du Mont Olivet

  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
  • Stock Location:
In stock (12)
Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 92 ()

In marked contrast to the tannic 2015, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a forward, charming version of this cuvée, boasting delicate floral aromas and ripe cherry and stone fruit flavors. Full-bodied and creamy in texture, it shows no hard edges but delivers plenty of charm and finesse for drinking over the next 10-12 years. It's a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah.

Vinous - Score: 93 (2018 Jul.)

Vivid ruby. Sharply focused black raspberry, cherry pit, potpourri and garrigue scents pick up a bright, smoky nuance with air. Nicely concentrated raspberry and floral pastille flavors are given spicy bite by a suggestion of white pepper. Fine-grained tannins come in slowly to add shape and grip to the strikingly long, vibrant, floral-driven finish. This is quite a graceful wine for the vintage, and while it should drink well young, it will also age well on its balance.