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2016 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Papet

  • 94 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • 92 JS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47341-2016-750

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  • Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100

    Another best to date, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvée du Papet from Thierry Sabon is pure perfection in a glass. More powerful than the classic cuvée, with killer black raspberries, crushed rocks, garrigue, salty minerality, and iodine, it's deep, full-bodied, concentrated, and sexy, yet has building tannin. It's one of those “iron fist in a velvet glove” wines and continued to gain depth and richness every time I went back to the glass. Old-school, traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape doesn’t get any better, and readers should beg, borrow or steal to get a hold of this. Hide bottles for 4-5 years (or more), count yourself lucky, and enjoy bottles over the following 2-3 decades.
    Drink Dates: 2022 - 2042
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: LE MILLÉSIME… The 2016s from the Southern Rhône (Part 1)
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry liqueur, incense and succulent flowers, joined by a smoky mineral element that builds in the glass. Deep-pitched yet lively red and dark berry liqueur flavors stain the palate and display superb clarity and minerally lift. Finishes with impressive nerviness and thrust; silky tannins frame the wine’s sweet fruit.
    Drink Dates: 2024 - 2032
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: Jul 2018
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet is a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, with much of the Grenache being 100+ years old. It's dark and plummy but still marked by attractive florals on the nose. Full-bodied, creamy textured and plush, it's weighty and rich, with great richness and length on the finish. Remarkably, despite reaching 15.8% alcohol, it shows no heat on the palate.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2035
    Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Issue: 238
  • James Suckling | Rating: 92

    Extremely impressive ripe white peach and melon fruits with a flinty edge. The palate has a saline, mineral thread. Great weight, presence and depth. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2017+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Monday, August 14, 2017
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  • The estate, run by the esteemed Sabon family, can trace its history back to 1547. It includes 25 hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape and parcels in Le Pied de Baud, lieu-dit Monalivet, and les Gallimardes, as well as 15 hectares in Cotes du Rhone. Making wine is still a family affair, and three brothers - Jean-Claude, Pierre and Bernard - run the property, with Jean-Claude's son Thierry, the current winemaker, trained in the tradition of the domaine since day one. The wines are a majority Grenache, with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault completing the blends. Mont-Olivet produces a red and white Chateuneuf du Pape, and a red and white Cotes du Rhone. The "Cuvee du Papet" is only bottled in the most exceptional vintages.

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