2016 Chateau Fortia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Baron, Rhone, France (750ml)

2016 Chateau Fortia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Baron, Rhone, France (750ml)

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Similarly colored to the traditional cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Baron has rocking aromas and flavors of garrigue, kirsch liqueur, dried flowers, and spice. Deep, medium to full-bodied, elegant and weightless on the palate, it's the finest example of this cuvée since the 2003. The blend is 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre. Despite the high Syrah component, it just screams Grenache.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 94 pts

This is a jubilantly fruity, concentrated wine full of succulent blackcherry and blackberry flavors. Its primary, pristine fruit quality is immediately appealing, accentuated by fine, mouthcoating tannins and a lusciously clingy mouthfeel. Delightful already it should hold through 2030.
 - Wine Enthusiast, 93 pts

This is well-built, offering a ripe and racy feel to the mix of cassis, cherry, red licorice and singed apple wood notes. Shows lots of energy throughout, with a bright mineral streak scoring the finish. Very fresh. Drink now through 2030.
- Wine Spectator, 92 pts

Similar to the regular cuvée, just a bit more concentrated and tannic, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Baron is a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre. Cherry and leather notes dominate this full-bodied, slightly chewy wine. Give it a year or two in bottle to round into form, then drink it over the next decade.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 pts

Type: Wine
Tags: 2016, 750ml, 94+, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France, GMC, Rated, Red, Rhone, Rhone Red Blend, Wine,

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