1996 Pignan - Chateauneuf du Pape (Reserve) 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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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Average rating: 90, based on 1 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

31 bottles owned by 17 collectors.

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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.

See other similar producers: Chateau Beaucastel, Clos des Papes

Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend

"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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