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2016 M. Chapoutier "Croix de Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 6-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1432113 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois comes from a site on the eastern side of the appellation and, like its bigger brother, is 100% destemmed Grenache that saw 21 months in concrete tanks. Blueberries, crème de cassis, crushed rocks, licorice, and pepper notes all emerge from this deep, powerful, surprisingly structured example of this cuvée. It has tons of fat and richness, but give bottles a few years. Inner quote mark (8/2018)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Not yet bottled, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois looks to be the star of Chapoutier's Southern Rhône collection. Cracked pepper, licorice and black raspberry notes sing loudly in this full-bodied, supple, creamy-textured beauty. There's a hint of warmth on the lingering, mouthwatering finish, which may limit its ageability, but this is so sexy and lush now, who could resist? (JC) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

94-96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Lurid ruby-red. Intensely perfumed raspberry liqueur, Asian spice and floral pastille aromas are complemented by hints of musky rhubarb and peppery spices. Palate-staining, densely packed red fruit and spicecake flavors show impressive power as well as vivacity thanks to a core of juicy acidity. The floral quality repeats emphatically on an extremely long, sappy finish that's shaped by smooth, even tannins. (JR) Inner quote mark (7/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark 100% Grenache. Cool and peppery on the nose. Very sweet and rich initially on the palate and then rather sophisticated in terms of structure. Polished and ‘cool.’ Very refreshing. Inner quote mark (4/2017)

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PLEASE NOTE: This product is offered as a complete case in original packaging. If the wines are going to be shipped upon arrival, the bottles will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles during shipping, with the empty case itself shipped separately on request. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact cases. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.


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Price: $450.00

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