Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2016

Original Price $53.99
Current Price $39.97

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93pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
We present the Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine Beaurenard. It's a beautifully woven combination of dark, prominent fruit, spices, a suggestion of pastis and just the right amount of gentle tannins. Dive into your first dark ruby glass with salt-and-pepper strip steak slices topped with arugala salad. Bonsoir tout le monde! A classic French pairing with this Southern Rhône red is lamb, so we say make yours roast racks of lamb with a lamb sausage crust and a red grape pan sauce. The lovely body and intense aromatic persona of the wine will be a fabulous companion. Another typical French choice to highlight the earthy side of this Châteauneuf-du-Pape is duck confit with potato leek ragout. Délectable. This juicy, precise French red is great with roasted game birds and rabbit as well. How about red wine braised rabbit with sage polenta? It has the perfect mix of comfort and substantial savoriness.  Qui a faim??! 
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "Beaurenard has excelled this vintage. The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is no slouch, with ample richness, bold cherry and apricot fruit and attractive hints of dried spices and garrigue. Complex, full-bodied and supple, it finishes long and silky. It's two-thirds Grenache Noir, with the rest composed of the 17 other permitted grape varieties. Drink date: 2018 - 2035." Aug 2018

Wine Spectator: "Nicely packed, with raspberry and plum compote flavors at the core, liberally lined with singed alder, tobacco and warm brick accents. The finish has a grippy edge, but this red stays fresh and driven overall. Best from 2020 through 2030." Nov 2018

Winery: "We make highly concentrated wines of great finesse, elegance and minerality. This is the true signature and pedigree of the local soils, which makes Beaurenard wines suited to lengthy ageing. They can also be drunk young, to procure an intense, lush pleasure.

The bunches are picked and sorted by hand. They are then destemmed, slightly crushed and placed in a fermenting vat. These steps, combined with long vatting, gently extract the maximum amount of phenolic constituents – tannins, anthocyans and resveratrol – which give the wine its structure and colour and also have health-promoting properties. During the 12-15 months the wine spends in barrels and truncated vats, we continue to refine its structure to achieve balance and harmony.

Colour: Beautiful, deep and bright ruby color. Nose: Complex, with fruits as cherries and fresh blueberries, and with spices as rosemary, juniper and cedar. Mouth: Broad like the nose. Crispy cherries with garrigue notes bringing the freshness on the finish. Very smooth tannins with a nice elegance."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 10% Cinsault and other AOC varieties.
Alcohol 14.5%
Aging 12-15 months in oak barrels
Region Southern Rhone, France   
Original Price $53.99
Current Price $39.97

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