1996 Pignan - Chateauneuf du Pape (Reserve) 750ml

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1996 Pignan - Chateauneuf du Pape (Reserve)
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Medium red, a bit less saturated than the above. Exotic cherry and spice aromas, with a suggestion of exotic fruits; very grenache. Fat and sweet, with noteworthy volume for the vintage. Silky cherry and raspberry flavors carry well on the ripe aftertaste.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 82

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About This Producer


This legendary cellar grew to its fame through the efforts of the late Jacques Reynaud and is now run by his nephew, Emmanuel. The reds are mainly Grenache and reveal a solid concentration that reacts to aging by extracting layer upon layer of subtle texture and complexity. Most people tend to rave about the Rayas, but in our estimation, the Pignan (which is made up of the cuvees that didn't make the Rayas cut) is a terrific second wine that is such an extraordinary value that it should be purchased in case quantities. Often this unassuming wine can eclipse many a top Chateauneuf.

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